Media advisory: Experts from the Canadian Climate Institute available at COP27

WHO

Rick Smith, President of the Canadian Climate Institute, and Caroline Lee, the Institute’s Research Lead, Mitigation, are attending COP27 and available to speak with media from November 10-16. Rick Smith et Caroline Lee sont disponibles pour des commentaires en français et en anglais. 

WHEN

  • Rick Smith is available after being part of the International Climate Council Network’s panel on Friday, November 11 (4:15 pm local time/9.15 am EST, Canadian Pavilion) to comment on the progress the ICCN has made since its launch at COP26. 
  • Rick Smith is available after the “Achieving Net-Zero by 2050“ panel on November 11 (6.45 pm local time/11.45 am EST, Canadian Pavilion) and available for comment on Canada’s climate policy progress towards net zero. 
  • Rick Smith is available after being part of the “Circularity for Climate“ panel on November 11 (3 pm local time/8 am EST, Canada Pavilion) and available for comment on the circular economy’s role in mitigating emissions.

Other topics Rick Smith and Caroline Lee can speak to throughout COP27: 

  • How Canada can move from plans to implementation on emissions-reduction, and which policies will accelerate the energy transition. 
  • Doubling down on “safe bets”, available and affordable solutions, for the energy transition, which are ready to be deployed at speed and scale. 
  • Canada’s climate policy progress and the Climate Institute’s new resource, 440Megatonnes, which tracks Canada’s progress to its 2030 emissions reduction target, on the way to 2050. 
  • The role of climate councils and the growing International Climate Councils Network.

CONTACT

  • Between 8am-9pm Eastern Standard Time: Catharine Tunnacliffe, Director of Communications at ctunnacliffe@climateinstitute.ca or 226-212-9883
  • Local time in Egypt, November 10-16: Rick Smith, President, at rsmith@climateinstitute.ca
  • Local time in Egypt, November 10-16: Caroline Lee, Senior Research Associate, clee@climateinstitute