Montréal Pledge: Call for COP15 launched to world’s cities

Last updated June 22, 2023
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As host city to COP15, Montréal has invited cities across the world to make a commitment to protecting biodiversity. The challenge is to take 15 tangible actions towards pursuing and accelerating their efforts to preserve ecosystems.

Commited cities

So far, 61 cities from all across the globe have already commited to the Montreal Pledge.


Paris (France), Milano (Italy), Barcelona (Spain), London (United Kingdom), Lyon (France), Malaga (Spain), Manchester (United Kingdom), Helsinki (Finland), Glasgow (United Kingdom), Marseille (France), Lisbonne (Portugal), Ultrecht (The Netherlands), Bordeaux (France), Reykjavik (Iceland), Berlin (Germany), Copenhague (Denmark)


Sado (Japan), Yokohama (Japan), Quezon (The Philippines), Melbourne (Australia), Sendai (Japan), Nagoya (Japan), Tokyo (Japan), Sydney (Australia)


Freetown (Sierra Leone), Rabat (Marocco), Dakar (Senegal)

South America

Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bogota (Perou), éThelwini (Durban South Africa), Santiago (Chile), São Paulo (Brasil), Curitiba (Brasil)

North America

United States

Los Angeles (California), Boston (Massachusetts), Phoenix (Arizona), Washington DA (Washington DC), Austin (Texas)


Windsor (Ontario), Mississauga (Ontario), Vancouver (British Columbia), Toronto (Ontario), Hamilton (Ontario)


Montréal, Terrebonne, Laval, Longueuil, Lévis, Québec, Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Bécancour, Chambly, La Sarre, Ville de Sainte-Julie, Ville de Saint-Jean sur Richelieu, Ville de Fossambault-sur-le-lac, Ville de Nicolet, Ville de Brossard, MRC Brome-Missisquoi.

Fifteen actions

The tangible actions that cities take should fall under one of the following three categories:

  • Reducing threats to biodiversity
  • Sharing the benefits of biodiversity
  • Solutions, governance, management and education

These actions are in alignment and cohesion with the following initiatives:

Rise to the challenge

Do you represent a city that wants to accept Montréal’s challenge?

Write to us to confirm your participation with an official letter.

Montréal’s call to the cities of the world

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