Metro News reports that, “Council of Canadians spokespeople will participate in workshops and roundtables in Mexico beginning next week for the Cancun climate talks. Ottawa-based national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Maude Barlow, will be speaking in Mexico to raise several of the themes she addressed in a recent speech on the environment she delivered in California. ‘The global water crisis is the greatest ecological and human threat humanity has ever faced,’ said Barlow in a recent speech. ‘Dirty water is the biggest killer of children; everyday, more children die of waterborne disease than HIV/AIDS, malaria and war together,’ she said.”
The article is at http://www.metronews.ca/ottawa/local/article/700180–canadians-cancun-bound-for-climate-talks. Maude’s recent speech in California, which is noted in the article, can be read at http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=4988.
The media release – Council of Canadians to demand climate justice at Cancun talks – is at http://canadians.org/media/energy/2010/23-Nov-10-a.html. More information on the Council of Canadians intervention during the Cancun climate summit can be read at http://canadians.org/cancun.