Minister Guilbeault to host the Ministerial on Nature

Media advisory

Gatineau, Quebec – August 18, 2023 Media representatives are advised that the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will be hosting the Ministerial on Nature.

The Ministerial on Nature will be the first major meeting of International Ministers on biodiversity and the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework since COP15.

Event:            In-person and Livestreamed Opening Remarks
Date:              Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Time:             09:45 a.m. (PT) – Indigenous Leader Blessing and Family Photo
10:15 a.m. (PT) – Welcoming Remarks from Minister Guilbeault
10:20 a.m. (PT) – Statement by Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat
10:25 a.m. (PT) – Statement by China (COP15 Presidency) via Pre-recorded Video
Location:      Squamish, British Columbia

Media representatives are offered transportation from the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle at 7:00 a.m. (PT) on August 23 to a media centre on-site. Interviews with Canadian delegation will be accommodated to the best of our availabilities and on an ad-hoc basis. If you wish to attend in-person, you are asked to register by contacting Media Relations at Environment and Climate Change Canada, by end of day Monday, August 21, 2023. The minibus will return to Vancouver to the same pick-up location after the statements, departing around 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Note for media: Only the opening remarks will be livestreamed.


Kaitlin Power
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Media Relations
Environment and Climate Change Canada
819-938-3338 or 1-844-836-7799 (toll-free)

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