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Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Special Report on climate change adaptation

Thursday, March 1st 2012 11:36:53am

Media Advisory

The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is releasing a Special Report to review Climate Ready: Ontario's Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan, 2011 - 2014. Climate Ready is a plan released by the Ontario government. It outlines measures that the government is taking to prepare the province for warmer temperatures, and more severe weather events, due to climate change. The Commissioner will be commenting on the adequacy of the government’s plan.  

The report will be released at a media conference, and will also be available via webcast. To watch a live webcast of the media conference, please visit http://www.eco.on.ca/. Please note the Commissioner will not be taking questions via webcast, but will be available for individual interviews after the news conference.

Visit http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/environment/en/resources/STDPROD_081665.html to download the government’s report: Climate Ready: Ontario's Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan, 2011 - 2014.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

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

• Media not currently accredited by the Legislative Assembly (Queen’s Park) Media Gallery must register with the Press Gallery if they wish to participate in the conference. To register, contact Gerald Christopher, Press Gallery Coordinator - Room 387A or 416-325-7922 or gerald_christopher@ontla.ola.org.
• The full report will be available in print and PDF formats at 10:00 a.m. on March 7, 2012. To download the report, visit http://www.eco.on.ca.

For more information or to schedule interviews, contact:
Maria Leung, Communications & Outreach Coordinator, 416-325-3371 or maria.leung@eco.on.ca.

For French language release and bilingual support, contact:
Jean-Marc Filion, 705-476-9665.

Aussi disponible en français.

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The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is the province's independent environmental watchdog. Appointed by the Legislative Assembly, the ECO monitors and reports on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993, the government's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its actions towards achieving greater energy conservation in Ontario.