Thursday, September 11, 2008

Letter from the David Suzuki Foundation

September 5, 2008

Dear Sunshine Walk Organizing Committee,

The David Suzuki Foundation fully supports the Sunshine Walk as a means of increasing public awareness onthe effects of climate change here in Canada and around the world. Climate change is considered by many scientists to be the most serious threat facing the world today. Canada's current efforts to address climate change are insufficient and a great deal of progress is necessary if we are to reach the science based target of at least a 25% reduction in GHG emissions by 2020 (from 1990 levels).

Informing people of the dire consequences that many regions around the world are already experiencing at the hands of climate change is important for understanding the magnitude of this crisis and how urgently we require solutions. Reaching out to people and discussing the contributing causes and solutions is an important part of building an informed environmental conscience in Canada and a society that will demand greater leadership on
this issue from its politicians.

We wish you all the best with this initiative and hope that your efforts will contribute to a greater public understanding of climate change and a demand for policy reform.

Morag Carter
Director, Climate Change

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