National Biodiversity Symposium Session can be viewed online

Environment and Climate Change Canada holds National Biodiversity Symposium and shares a discussion paper.  

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 and highlighted that COP15 (the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity) was a historic achievement that sets the stage for a global approach to biodiversity.

The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) goals requiring 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 to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030 and put us on track to living in harmony with nature by 2050. 

As an outcome of the symposium, a discussion paper was created which can be downloaded, as well as a stakeholder survey are linked here.

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


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