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Waterkeepers to convene at UN Conference on Climate Change

November 12th, 2015 | Posted by Lee
This December, Waterkeepers from around the world will convene at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change to tell world leaders what actions they need to take NOW to protect us from climate change and to create a legally binding universal agreement on climate.
Save The River / Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper is one of the 121 Waterkeepers from over 20 countries that submitted specific calls to action to their government leaders.
We called on:
– U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion to adopt the International Joint Commission’s Plan 2014 for the management of levels and flows on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
– The U.S. and Canadian federal governments to elevate the environment in considerations of transboundary issues and shipping practices by halting “Highway H20” to ban the shipment of crude oil on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
– Federal, state / provincial, local governments to invest in upgrades to sewage systems – municipal, private and individual – and other infrastructure to prevent spills from extreme weather events and to ensure waste is properly treated before discharge to freshwater.
for the full list from all 121 Waterkeepers: http://ow.ly/UA4mP

This December, Waterkeepers from around the world will convene at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change to tell world leaders what actions they need to take NOW to protect us from climate change and to create a legally binding universal agreement on climate.

Save The River / Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper is one of the 121 Waterkeepers from over 20 countries that submitted specific calls to action to their government leaders.

We called on:

– U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion to adopt the International Joint Commission’s Plan 2014 for the management of levels and flows on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

– The U.S. and Canadian federal governments to elevate the environment in considerations of transboundary issues and shipping practices by halting “Highway H20” to ban the shipment of crude oil on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.

– Federal, state / provincial, local governments to invest in upgrades to sewage systems – municipal, private and individual – and other infrastructure to prevent spills from extreme weather events and to ensure waste is properly treated before discharge to freshwater.

for the full list from all 121 Waterkeepers click here

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