OTTAWA, POLITICS – Representatives from all 35 countries of the Americas will gather in Panama City, Panama, from August 3 to 5, 2016, to attend ParlAmericas’ conference on Action to Stop Climate Change.
“Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time and I am very pleased to see that Canada is once again addressing this challenge head on,” stated Hon. Robert Nault, Chair of the Canadian section of ParlAmericas. “It’s important that we work closely with our international partners, which make conferences like this one in Panama City, crucial to combatting climate change. I’m also extremely pleased to see that Canada will have great representation from both the House and the Senate.”
Participants will hear from climate change experts and explore innovative green initiatives aimed at combatting climate change and reducing pollution in order to meet international obligations ratified at COP21 in Paris. Talks will centre on how innovation, citizen engagement and legislation can be used to combat climate change.
“I am pleased to represent Canada at the ParlAmericas sub-regional workshop on climate change in Panama City. Climate change is a concern that we all share, and it is extremely important that we continue the conversation about how we can overcome the challenges posed by this phenomenon,” stated Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr.
“I’m proud to be representing Canada and look forward to working with Parliamentarians across the Americas on the global challenge of climate change. Achieving climate change mitigation and adaption is only possible if we work together,” commented Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament (Davenport).
For more information about this event can be found at parlamericas.org or check out #STOPCC16.