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Media Advisory: WWF Hosts Briefing on Australia`s Experience With Carbon Pricing and What it Means for Canada

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TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/05/12 -- In advance of the upcoming meeting of provincial energy ministers, join WWF, sustainability experts, and businesses leaders from both Canada and Australia to learn more about how Canada can learn from Australia's experience with carbon pricing and the opportunities for provincial leadership.

Canada has an invaluable opportunity to learn from Australia, which implemented a price on carbon on July 1, 2012, as part of a transition to emissions trading in 2015. With comparable energy and resource-based export economies, both Canada and Australia are both struggling to address high per-capita greenhouse gas emissions. As the impacts of climate change on Australia's economy become more evident, the federal government has taken action.

At the same time, Canada is seeing valuable leadership from provinces and businesses, but national energy strategy discussions to date have not focused on a price on carbon, which WWF believes is essential to any effective strategy.

In advance of the upcoming Energy Minister's meeting, WWF is hosting a panel of business representatives and policy experts to discuss the issue. Experts will make brief presentations and then take questions.

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Date         Thursday, September 6, 2012
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Time         9-9:40 a.m. EDT
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Location     Conference bridge: 1-866-946-5815
             Participant PIN code: 7530207#
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Participants -  Josh Laughren, Director, Climate and Energy Program, WWF-
                Canada
             -  Kellie Caught, National Manager, Climate Change, WWF-
                Australia
             -  Alex Wood, Senior Director of Policy and Markets,
                Sustainable Prosperity
             -  Seth Kursman, VP of Public Affairs, Sustainability and
                Environment, Resolute Forest Products
             -  Ben Waters, Director of Ecoimagination, GE Australia and New
                Zealand
             -  Nathan Fabian, CEO, Investor Group on Climate Change
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Contacts:
Riannon John
416-347-1894
rjohn@wwfcanada.org
www.wwf.ca

 

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