IEN Action in Cancun Today: Canadian First Nations take creative action to expose Tar Sands as world’s most destructive project

Release Date: 
Thu, 2010-12-02
Contact: Indigenous Environmental Network Clayton Thomas-Muller: + 52 998 108 0758 Melina Laboucan-Massimo: +52 998 108 0748

MEDIA ADVISORY
December 2, 2010
Canadian First Nations take creative action to expose Tar Sands as world’s most destructive project
What: Canadian First Nations action at UNFCCC COP-16 to raise awareness on the human and environmental devastation caused by Canada’s tar sands development.

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Where: In front of the Maya Building, UNFCCC COP-16, Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico

When: 9:30-10 am, Thursday December 2nd, 2010

Who: Canadian First Nations, American Indians, Indigenous Environmental Network, Civil Society Youth and Allies

The Tar Sands are the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada, currently emitting around 40 million tones of C02 emissions per year. Representatives from Canadian First Nations are calling on the Canadian government to shut down the Tar Sands project and implement a renewable energy plan to address climate change.

The action will include strong visuals to raise awareness about the detrimental impacts of the Canadian Tar Sands and its associated pipeline infrastructure.
Contact: Indigenous Environmental Network
Clayton Thomas-Muller: + 52 998 108 0758
Melina Laboucan-Massimo: +52 998 108 0748