Government of Canada extends pilot to support innovative funding opportunities for biodiversity conservation

By Environment and Climate Change Canada
Cision Newswire
June 4, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

GATINEAU, QC – As we celebrate Canadian Environment Week, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that the Conservation Exchange Pilot is extended until March 31, 2026. The Conservation Exchange is applying and testing a science-based, standardized measure to determine the biodiversity benefits of conservation projects. The Conservation Exchange process begins with a business voluntarily funding a conservation organization to undertake a project to support nature. The business will receive a certificate from the Government of Canada to recognize its investments in, and contribution to, biodiversity conservation in Canada. The certificate states the biodiversity benefits realized by the project, following a science and knowledge-based assessment led by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Conservation Exchange certificates can be used to demonstrate a positive environmental impact to the business’s customers, stakeholders, and investors.

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