Canadian Chamber and Pollution Probe release new Guide to Climate Change for Small- to Medium-sized Enterprises

OTTAWA, Oct. 12 /CNW Telbec/ – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Pollution Probe have partnered to produce a Guide to Climate Change for Small-to Medium-sized Enterprises. The guide helps Canadian businesses understand the potential impacts of climate change and establish measures and processes to manage the risks and opportunities posed by climate change.


The Guide was introduced to local chamber executives at the Canadian
Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It is
being made available to SMEs across Canada through local chambers of commerce
in conjunction with Small Business Week, which starts on Monday, October 16,
2006.
“The Canadian Chamber is pleased to play a leadership role on this
important issue,” said Nancy Hughes Anthony, President and CEO of the Canadian
Chamber. “This Guide will enable businesses across the country to have a
positive impact on the environment and truly make a contribution to cleaner
air.”
This 56-page document outlines how dealing with climate change can result
in economic benefits through cost savings and enhanced markets, while
protecting against economic costs and damages to businesses that may result
from climate instability.
“Knowing that climate change is a problem is one thing,” said Ken
Ogilvie, Pollution Probe’s Executive Director, “what to do about it is equally
important. This is why we are pleased to work with the Canadian Chamber of
Commerce to provide Canadian small- to medium-sized businesses with the
information they need to tackle this serious environmental issue.”
The Guide to Climate Change is available electronically at http://www.chamber.ca
and at http://www.pollutionprobe.org/Publications/Air.htm.

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