Media Advisory: Canadian Youth Hold Press Conferences & Side Event at COP 24

MEDIA ADVISORY   **For Immediate Release**

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Canadian Youth Hold Press Conferences & Side Event at COP 24

A Delegation of 11 youth from British Columbia, Canada, will be attending the United Nations Climate Conference in Poland, which begins December 3, 2018. The youth have official observer badges at the conference, and will be holding two press conferences and an official side event.

 

Press Conference #1:

Where: Press Conference Room Katowice, Area F – Theatre

When: Friday Dec. 7th, 2018 – 10:00-10:30 (CET)

Who: Liam Orme, Youth Delegate, BCCIC; Ana Gonzãlez Guerrero, Managing Director, Youth Climate Lab; Sophia Yang, Youth Delegate, BCCIC; TBD

What: Press Briefing from Canadian Youth on the Progress of Domestic Climate Action

 

Press Conference #2:

Where: Press Conference Room Katowice, Area F – Theatre

When: Friday Dec. 14th, 2018 – 12:30-13:00 (CET)

Who: Marina Melanidis, Co-Director, Climate Guides; Olivia Reshetylo, Global Community Manager, Student Energy; Dominique Souris, Executive Director, Youth Climate Lab; TBD

What: Press Briefing from Canadian Youth on the Progress of Domestic Climate Action

 

Official Side Event – “Young Women Leading on Climate: A Canadian Panel Discussion”

Where: International Congress Centre, Katowice, Poland – Room Warmia (PL: MCK) (formerly Room 3)

When: December 11, 15:00-16:30 (CET)

Who: Veronika Bylicki, Co-Founder & Co-Director, CityHive; Marina Melanidis, Co-Founder & Co-Director, Climate Guides; Alice Guo, Youth Delegate, BCCIC; Ana Gonzãlez Guerrero, Managing Director, Youth Climate Lab; Helen Watts, Director of Innovation and Partnerships, Student Energy

What: A panel of Canada’s foremost young female leaders who are changing narratives on climate by building communities, across Canada and internationally

 

Canada has much work to do  A recent report to the United Nations stressed the importance of capping global warming at 1.5°C of warming above pre-industrial levels.

The objectives of the BC Youth Delegation are: to communicate the conference proceedings to a wide audience, including youth in Canada; to emphasize the importance of civil society inclusion in progress for sustainable development; to advocate for youth empowerment in global issues such as climate change; and collaborate with fellow Canadian youth to hold Canada accountable to policies that conform to its obligations under the Paris Agreement.

 

Media Contacts

Colton Kasteel: +1 (778) 847-5545, phone, text and/ or WhatsApp   – colton@bccic.ca

Colton is the BCCIC Youth Delegation Lead – at COP 24 in Poland  

Diane Connors: +1 (604) 899-4475 – BCCIC Staff in Vancouver  – diane@bccic.ca

 

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