Press release

Release of the IPCC Working Group III report on Mitigation

April 26, 2007

Canadian lead authors briefing for the media

April 23, 2007 – On May 4th, 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release the third part of its Fourth Assessment Report to the international community, at a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

This report of Working Group III will assess the scientific, technological, environmental, economic and social aspects of the mitigation of climate change.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is pleased to invite you to a briefing on the key findings of the report at 10am on May 4, 2007.

Please note the change in location from previous media briefings

  • Friday, May 4, 2007 10am
    University of Ottawa, Fauteux Hall, Faculty of Law, 57 Louis Pasteur
    3rd floor, Room 351

Media representatives are requested to confirm their attendance in advance with IISD at

This briefing will give you the opportunity to hear directly from Canadian experts who have contributed to this global report. There will be a presentation followed by light refreshments.

The briefing will take place at the University of Ottawa in the lounge (room 351) on the third floor of Fauteux Hall.

Mr. David Runnalls, CEO and President of IISD will chair the session.

Participating Speakers

  • Phillippe Crabbe, University of Ottawa, lead author for chapter one, Introduction.

  • Werner Kurz, Natural Resources Canada, lead author for chapter nine, Forestry

  • John Drexhage, Director of Climate Change and Energy for IISD and the lead author for chapter 11, Mitigation from a cross-sectoral perspective.

  • Erik Haites, Margaree Consultants, review editor of chapter 13, Policies, Instruments and cooperative arrangements.

About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 250 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.