Montréal is taking action to protect and restore biodiversity. In December, the city will host the COP15, a United Nations conference at which close to 200 countries will be called upon to engage in concrete actions to stop the loss of biodiversity around the world in the decade to come.
Montréal a biodiversity leader
In addition to being the seat of the UN Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) for more than 25 years, the city is deploying a range of actions to protect biodiversity. Examples include the protection of green spaces and pollinizers, the creation of new large parks, the ban on plastic bags, the protection of shorelines, conservation of endangered species (in French only) and the fight against climate change.
Engage, influence and act through local initiatives
The Summit for Subnational Governments and Cities will be held on December 11 and 12, in conjunction with the COP15. Mayors from major world cities will present their initiatives, solutions and inspiring achievements in connection with biodiversity.