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) adopted the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework (KMGBF). 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 to reflect implementing the KMGBF domestically and support the global goals and targets set out in the Framework. Revised national strategies must be completed before COP16, set to take place in Colombia from October 21 to November 1, 2024.

Environment and Climate Change Canada is leading the development of Canada's 2030 National Biodiversity Strategy. The 2030 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 KMGBF domestically.

The 2030 Strategy will be developed and implemented in collaboration with provinces, territories, and Indigenous representatives, and with input from partners and stakeholders. The federal government has undertaken a series of engagement activities to ensure the final 2030 Strategy reflects the diversity of Canadian perspectives and issues.

Milestone Document

The federal government has drafted a Milestone Document, which outlines how Canada’s 2030 National Biodiversity Strategy will be framed, including what we are aiming to do, why it matters, preliminary ideas for how we might get there, and how we might measure our progress. It also includes a summary of what we heard from engaging with Canadians.

This document is now closed for comments, as the federal government works to finalize the 2030 Strategy for release prior to COP16.

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