Ontario Climate Emergency Campaign urges widespread municipal climate action

Location
Toronto
Date
Oct. 17, 2022

With municipal elections approaching, we are clearly in a state of escalating climate crisis requiring informed urgent local government responses as never before. The Ontario Climate Emergency Campaign (OCEC), a non-partisan coalition of nearly 250 multi-sector signatory groups representing more than 850,000 Ontarians, calls on all Ontarians to vote for public climate action in our upcoming municipal elections to protect our collective future.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Queen’s Park in Toronto, the Ontario Climate Emergency Campaign will host a press conference with diverse speakers to launch a vetted OCEC 4 Point Municipal Climate Action Plan and campaign. The huge opportunities for environmental solutions inherent in local level decision-making will be revealed, along with major health, affordability, economic and other co-benefits.

The critical roles of responsive and responsible municipal government and active broad public support to achieve these solutions for a thriving equitable future will be highlighted.

WHAT: Press conference launch of a Municipal Climate Action Plan to call on all Ontarians to vote for public climate action in our upcoming municipal elections while also urging elected municipal leaders to implement immediate and achievable environmental solutions that already exist.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 at 10 a.m.

WHO: The Ontario Climate Emergency Campaign and speakers from signatory groups including: Lyn Adamson - Co-Chair of OCEC and Co-Chair of ClimateFast; Dr. Mili Roy – physician and Co-Chair of OCEC and Chair of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment Ontario Region; Dr. Claudette Holloway – RN and President of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario; Mitra Yakubi – Chair of the Canadian Federation of Students Ontario; Jack Gibbons – Chair of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance; Phil Pothen – Ontario Environment Program Manager of Environmental Defence; and other representatives.

WHERE: Media Studio, Legislative Building, Room 149, Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario

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For more information, please contact:

Contact info

Victoria Alarcon
Communications Officer/Writer
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Lyn Adamson
Co-Chair
Ontario Climate Emergency Campaign
ClimateFast
Alienor Rougeot
Lead Coordinator
Fridays For Future