Canada’s 2030 National Biodiversity Strategy


In December 2022, the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15) adopted the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). This historic framework lays out a set of global goals and targets to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030, and put the world on a path to living in harmony with nature by 2050.

Parties to the Convention are expected to update their National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAP) to reflect implementing the GBF domestically and support the global goals and targets set out in the framework. Revised national strategies must be completed before COP16 in 2024.

Environment and Climate Change Canada, is leading development of Canada's 2030 National Biodiversity Strategy. The 2030 National Biodiversity Strategy will establish a shared vision for halting and reversing biodiversity loss in Canada, reflect Canada’s domestic priorities for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, and guide how Canada implements the GBF domestically.

The Strategy will be developed and implemented in collaboration with provinces, territories, and Indigenous representatives, and with input from partners and stakeholders. Over the next several months, there will be opportunities for Canadians to help shape the 2030 National Biodiversity Strategy. Environment and Climate Change Canada anticipates having a draft Strategy ready for review by the end of 2023.

National Biodiversity Symposium

On May 15, 2023, Environment and Climate Change Canada will host a virtual National Biodiversity Symposium. The Symposium, open to all interested Canadians, will kick-off formal engagement on developing Canada’s 2030 National Biodiversity Strategy.

Share your views and perspectives

We want to hear your views and perspectives to inform development of the 2030 National Biodiversity Strategy, and learn about how you can contribute to halting and reversing biodiversity loss in Canada and help to achieve our national and global biodiversity goals.

Between now and December 2023, there will be several opportunities for Canadians to participate and provide views and perspectives to shape the 2030 National Biodiversity Strategy.

Discussion Paper

Environment and Climate Change Canada has developed a discussion paper entitled “Towards a 2030 National Biodiversity Strategy“ to stimulate discussion and help gather ideas, information, and perspectives on biodiversity conservation in Canada and to inform development of Canada’s 2030 National Biodiversity Strategy.

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