COP15: Daily Highlights – December 7, 2022

By Environment and Climate Change Canada
Cision Newswire
December 8, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

“Indigenous-led conservation was front and centre Wednesday at COP15.  One of our top priorities at the 12-day Nature COP is to show the world that Canada’s model for conservation is done in full partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. Prime Minister Trudeau announced up to $800 million over seven years to support up to four Indigenous-led conservation initiatives, including one in the Northwest Territories that could become the world’s largest Indigenous-led project of its type. Canada can only succeed in achieving our goal of protecting 30% of lands and waters by 2030 by incorporating Indigenous Knowledge, derived from their experiences as guardians of the land, water and ice.” The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada

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