For Immediate Release
Civil Society Reacts to Historic Paris Agreement Signing
NEW YORK - Today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, leaders from international civil society will join together alongside 170 countries to celebrate the historic signing of the Paris Agreement. At a press conference, civil society leaders representing a wide spectrum of stakeholders will react to the signing, report on what’s been happening since December, and discuss steps forward for climate action. In the lead up to Paris, a number of different groups added their names to petitions demanding action to address the climate crisis; today that number continues to grow and we will reveal the current aggregated count during the briefing.
WHAT: Press conference at the UN Headquarters & civil society petition reveal (visual/photo opportunity)
- Moderator: Tina Johnson, Policy Director, US Climate Action Network
- H.E. Secretary Emmanuel M. de Guzman, Vice-Chairperson, Climate Change Commission, Office of the President of the Philippines
- Wael Hmaidan, Executive Director, CAN International
- Heather Coleman, Climate Change Policy Manager, Oxfam America
- Rhea Suh, President, Natural Resources Defense Council
WHEN: Today, April 22 at 11am ET in room S237
WHERE: This will be in Press Room S237 at the UN Headquarters and live streamed at http://webtv.un.org/.
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