COP15: Daily highlights

Stay up to date on Canada’s activities at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity with our daily highlights.

Sunday, December 18

Picture of the week: COP15 sign outside the Palais de congrès de Montréal.

COP15 wooden sign in front of the multicolored windows of the Palais de congrès de Montréal, with a snowy sidewalk and snow covered tree.
Credit: Environment and Climate Change Canada


For more activities: COP15: Daily highlights – December 18, 2022

Saturday, December 17

Picture of the day: Minister Steven Guilbeault seated next to Minister Shane Thompson, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources from the Government of the Northwest Territories, during the signing of a letter of intent to support the establishment of the Sahtú K’aowe Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area around Great Bear Lake (Tsá Tué) in the Northwest Territories.

Credit: Environment and Climate Change Canada


For more activities: COP15: Daily highlights – December 17, 2022

Friday, December 16

Picture of the day: Ministers and members of the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

A group of several ministers and other representatives of the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, standing on a stage in front of a blue-green background with the COP15 logo.
Credit: Environment and Climate Change Canada


For more activities: COP15: Daily highlights – December 16, 2022

Thursday, December 15

Picture of the day: Minister Steven Guilbeault seated next to Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations during the opening of the high-level segment of COP15 

Minister Guilbeault and Ms. Amina J. Mohammed seated with microphones, prompters and water on the table in front of them.
Credit: Environment and Climate Change Canada


For more activities: COP15: Daily highlights – December 15, 2022

Wednesday, December 14

Picture of the day: David Suzuki and Minister Steven Guilbeault having an informal chat at the Canada Pavilion at COP15

David Suzuki and Minister Guilbeault talking in front of a backdrop of birch trees.
Credit: Environment and Climate Change Canada


For more activities: COP15: Daily highlights – December 14, 2022

Tuesday, December 13

Picture of the day: Part of the COP15 negotiating team from the Canadian Wildlife Service with Minister Steven Guilbeault

Large group of people standing on a set of stairs in front of a green and white background, with hands raised and waving. Minister Guilbeault is standing in the front-center of the group.
Credit: Environment and Climate Change Canada


For more activities: COP15: Daily highlights – December 13, 2022

Monday, December 12

Picture of the day: Indigenous dancers performing before a Nature and Culture panel at COP15

Indigenous dancers performing before a Nature and Culture panel at COP15.

Credit: Environment and Climate Change Canada 


For more activities: COP15: Daily highlights – December 12, 2022

Sunday, December 11

Picture of the week: Minister Guilbeault and Valérie Courtois, Director of the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, participating in announcement on the First Nations Guardians Network

Minister Guilbeault and Valérie Courtois, Director of the Indigenous Leadership Initiative participate in announcement on the First Nations Guardians Network.

Credit: Environment and Climate Change Canada 


For more activities: COP15: Daily highlights – December 11, 2022

Saturday, December 10

Picture of the day: Minister Guilbeault and Mayor Valérie Plante participating in an announcement by the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal on the protection of natural environments in Montréal

Minister Guilbeault and Mayor Plante sitting in a front row of an event laughing together at what is being said on stage.
Credit: Environment and Climate Change Canada


For more activities: COP15: Daily highlights – December 10, 2022

Friday, December 9

Picture of the day: 9-year-old climate activist, Robert, from Children’s Climate Championship, participating in a social media interview with Environment and Climate Change Canada

Camera in the left foreground. Robert and female interviewer sitting on the floor, in front of autumn forest picture, holding microphones in their hands.
Credit: Environment and Climate Change Canada


For more activities: COP15: Daily highlights – December 9, 2022

Thursday, December 8

Picture of the day: Minister Steven Guilbeault and Mayor of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Paola Hawa, watching a special message from the renowned author Margaret Atwood

Minister Guilbeault and Mayor Paola Hawa seated on blue chairs turned to look at a screen behind them featuring Margaret Atwood. Logo of the Bird Friendly City initiative on a podium to the front right of the photo.
Credit: Environment and Climate Change Canada


For more activities: COP15: Daily highlights – December 8, 2022

Wednesday, December 7

Picture of the day: Minister Steven Guilbeault participating in a traditional blessing given by Mary C. Nicholas (Mohawk Elder)

Minister Guilbeault in the foreground, with Mary C. Nicholas using a feather to waft the smoke from burning herbs as part of a traditional blessing.
Credit: Environment and Climate Change Canada


For more activities: COP15: Daily highlights – December 7, 2022

Tuesday, December 6

Picture of the day: Opening press conference at the Palais des congrès de Montréal

People are seated at a table. In the background are the flags of Canada, the UN and China, and a blue backdrop featuring the COP15 logo.

Left to right: I. Anderson (Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme), E. Maruma Mrema (Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity), His Excellency H. Runqiu (Min. Ecology and Environment of China), the Hon. S. Guilbeault (Min. Environment and Climate Change), D. Ainsworth (Information Officer, Convention on Biological Diversity).

Credit: Environment and Climate Change Canada


For more activities: COP15: Daily highlights – December 6, 2022

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