The six laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative are calling upon Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and members of the United Nations Security Council to ensure climate change is a central focus of the G8/G20 agenda. In letters sent yesterday, the laureates urged the heads of state to use the upcoming summits as an opportunity to address the threats posed by climate change to the global economy.
‘Environmental degradation and global warming and their impacts are economic and security issues as well as environmental ones’ they wrote, adding that ‘Failure to address climate change will put the global economy at further risk, and plunge millions who are already living on the economic margins into deeper poverty.’
‘Nobel laureates urge Harper to put climate on G20 agenda’ The National Post, 9 June 2010.
‘Why is Canada not putting climate change on the agenda?’ Jody Williams, The Globe and Mail, 11 June 2010.
‘L’environment: parent pauvre du G8 et du G20’, Cyberpress, 10 June 2010.
‘Nobel peace prize winners want climate change addressed’ WWF, 9 June 2010.
G20 leaders may discuss climate change: PM CBC, 10 June 2010.
Harper pressured to put climate change on G8, G20 agenda Canwest, 13 June 2010.