The Government of Canada will bring together philanthropists, business leaders, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies, indigenous leaders and environment ministers from around the world for a ‘Nature Champions Summit’ “to build a high-ambition coalition and drive global nature protection forward”.
The Summit will focus on: identifying and overcoming barriers to nature protection; indigenous partnerships and incorporating indigenous knowledge in stewardship activities; the intersection of nature, oceans and climate change; and innovative financing for nature-based solutions. The gathering will also provide a platform for participants to showcase commitments and to develop new partnerships for advancing nature protection.
The Summit kicks off a series of multilateral meetings seeking to build momentum towards 2020, when leaders will convene for the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in China. The Summit takes place one week before environment ministers attend the G7 meetings in France, where nature protection will be a key theme.
dates: 24-25 April 2019
location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada