Nature Conservancy of Canada Experts Available for COP15 Commentary
Nature Conservancy of Canada experts are available for interviews before, during and after the COP15 (United Nations Global Summit on nature), happening December 7–19 in Montreal. It is the biggest conference of its kind in a decade, with countries hoping to strike an ambitious agreement to halt and reverse the current dramatic loss of nature by 2030, and chart a pathway to a nature-positive future by 2050. COP15 stands for 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
NCC is proud to be part of the Canadian delegation. As the country’s largest non-governmental organization delivering nature conservation, NCC is uniquely qualified to provide provincial and national perspectives. Environment ministers from around the world will be in attendance at COP15, alongside a wide array of non-governmental groups, Indigenous organizations, scientists, business leaders and others.
The UN Summit draft text includes a pledge to protect at least 30 per cent of the planet’s land and waters by 2030, especially areas of particular importance for nature. NCC staff can provide a local, provincial and national context on what progress has been made here at home and what priorities remain for nature conservation going forward. NCC strongly believes it will take everyone and a whole-of-society approach to achieve the conservation solutions so urgently needed.
Available for interviews are:
- Catherine Grenier, NCC President and CEO
- Lisa McLaughlin, NCC Vice President Conservation Policy and Planning
- Aerin Jacob, NCC Director of Science and Research
- Dawn Carr, NCC Director of Strategic Conservation
- Nature Conservancy of Canada provincial representatives
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the country’s unifying force for nature. NCC seeks solutions to the twin crises of rapid biodiversity loss and climate change through large-scale, permanent land conservation. As a trusted partner NCC works with people, communities, businesses and government to protect and care for our country’s most important natural areas. Since 1962, NCC has brought Canadians together to conserve and restore more than 15 million hectares. That is five times the size of Vancouver Island and twice the size of New Brunswick.
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