National Biodiversity Symposium Session can be viewed online

On May 15, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) hosted the virtual National Biodiversity Symposium: Toward a 2030 Biodiversity Strategy for Canada. Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Hon. Stephen Guilbeaut, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, provided opening remarks on behalf of the Government of Canada. He highlighted that COP15 (the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity) was a historic achievement that set the stage for a global approach to biodiversity.

The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) goals require a multi-sectoral, whole-of-government, and whole-of-society approach by the federal government, provincial and territorial governments, and the private and non-profit sectors.

The Government of Canada plans to implement a strategy that will meet Canada’s goals of halting and reversing biodiversity loss by 2030 and putting us on track to living in harmony with nature by 2050. 

As an outcome of the symposium, a discussion paper, which can be downloaded, and a stakeholder survey, linked here, were created.

CAAR encourages members to complete the survey to ensure traditional agriculture is represented.  The deadline to complete the survey is July 14.


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