Last week, Nature PEI’s vice-president Jennifer Wood attended the 5th annual Nature on the Hill event in Ottawa, Ontario. Jenn was joined by 65 other individuals from across the country to showcase the strength of Canada’s nature community and spur the federal government to take action to halt and reverse the loss of nature.
In December of last year, at the United Nations’ 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) in Montreal, Canada demonstrated genuine leadership in working with 195 other countries to obtain international agreement for the Kunming-Montréal Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). The framework contains 23 targets on how countries will reverse and halt nature loss by 2030.
With merely eight years until the end of 2030, the “Nature Network” must advocate for the release this year of an ambitious national action plan to halt and reverse nature loss; this plan must be developed in partnership with Indigenous Nations, to uphold their rights and authority to protect nature. New federal legislation must accompany the action plan to ensure accountability for the delivery of the goals and targets in the GBF and the national action plan itself.
Jenn had the honour of meeting with several members of parliament, including the Liberal Member of Parliament for the Charlottetown riding, Sean Casey @seancaseymp.
We thank Nature Canada @NatureCanada for organizing the event, and all those who showed up to raise their voice for nature.
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A delegate to the Nature on the Hall (left), with MP Sean Casey (second from left), Jenn Wood from Nature PEI, and Bianca McGregor from Island Nature Trust.