COP15: Daily highlights – December 15, 2022

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Cision Newswire
December 15, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, International

“‘Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone?‘ Today I channelled the lyrics to Canadian artist Joni Mitchell’s iconic Big Yellow Taxi in urging the world to act now to protect and conserve the birds, bees, trees and all our natural wonders. Today’s sessions have jump-started a final push to build a strong biodiversity framework for the world. Canada will continue to work towards equitable solutions to achieving our nature and conservation goals. While we are on the right path, there remains work to be done. I am honoured to have been asked today by the COP15 Presidency, along with my Egyptian counterpart Yasmine Fouad, to help broker a consensus on some remaining outstanding negotiating issues,” said the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Additional Coverage from COP15:

At COP15, Canada and Ukraine commit to working together on environmental protection and climate action – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Statement by the Honourable Steven Guilbeault on the opening of the high-level segment of COP15 – Environment and Climate Change Canada

COP 15: the EU and Guyana sign an agreement on sustainable trade of legal timber – European Commission

Highlighting U.S. Efforts to Combat the Biodiversity Crisis – US Department of State

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