The Government of Canada confirmed is stepping up to be the host country for the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations (UN) Convention on Biological Diversity
The Government of Canada confirmed is stepping up to be the host country for the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations (UN) Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This major international conference will be a landmark event for Canada, with thousands of delegates from around the world gathered in Montréal to take action on protecting nature and halting biological diversity loss.
The dates of the conference have been set from December 7 to 19, 2022, and the location will be the Palais des congrès in Montréal. Furthermore, as of today, conference participants and delegates can access information about their participation found on the Convention on Biological Diversity website, including information on accommodation, side events, and exhibition booths.
The conference comes during a time of pressing urgency. Recent global assessments show that biodiversity is declining at a rate unprecedented in human history, with up to one million species at risk of extinction. Climate change is one of the main drivers of biodiversity loss.
The Government of Canada is making progress on its goals of protecting 25 percent of lands and waters by 2025, working towards 30 percent by 2030, with historic investments in Canada’s network of protected areas. These areas are playing a vital role in helping to halt and reverse biodiversity loss, and contribute to the recovery of species at risk. The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples by supporting Indigenous-led conservation initiatives, including the Guardians Program, and developing protected areas with co-management plans.
7 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - 19 (Monday) 5:00 pm(GMT-05:00)