President Chartier Speaks at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
July 10, 2018
On July 9, 2018, President Chartier attended the United Nations CBD meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal, QC.
Canada is a Party to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and hosts its Secretariat in Montreal, QC. The CBD is holding an important international biodiversity meeting from 9 to 13 July 2018. One of the key topics for discussion during the meetings will be the future of the CBD’s working group on issues related to Indigenous peoples and local communities.
At an opening reception on July 9th, President Chartier was invited to address the participants. It represents a unique opportunity to raise awareness amongst country representatives and other participants on the importance of the contribution of Indigenous peoples and local communities to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.