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Canada commits to COP 15 resolutions

 Thursday, December 15, 2022

Canada collaborates with domestic and international partners as it opens the doors to the COP 15 (Conference of the Parties) biodiversity conference in Montreal. The aim is to protect the environment and create a sustainable future for the upcoming generations. An inclusive global economic development of Canada constantly prioritizes biodiversity, environmental landscape restoration, and climate resilience.

Advancing commitment to international climate

In addition to assisting developing nations in their transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient, nature-positive, and inclusive sustainable development, this investment in the International Model Forest Network will help Canada fulfill its commitments under the Global Forest Finance Pledge and the Forests and Leaders’ Partnership. There is no viable alternative to healthy forest ecosystems for combating climate change and the loss of terrestrial biodiversity. A major, naturally based solution to many problems, such as the mitigation of climate change, the loss of biodiversity, and increased efforts in conservation, is found in forest ecosystems and how we sustainably manage forests.

The Honorable Minister of Natural Resources, Jonathan Wilkinson announced a $18.7 million fund to help scaling-up nature-based leadership platforms. This investment will support initiatives to scale up forest and landscape restoration, enable inclusive landscape governance, and prepare the next generation of forest leaders to address the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. This investment will be enabled by the proven partnerships of the International Model Forest Network in official development assistance (ODA)-eligible countries.

“The concerns that inspired the International Model Forest Network 30 years ago have become increasingly relevant in 2022. Inclusive best practices and shared governance approaches to natural resource management are an important part of a collaborative, international effort to fight climate change and biodiversity and habitat loss. Through this investment, we are advancing our commitment to international climate finance, restoring important lands and forests and helping to support the next generation of forest leaders,” Wilkinson said.

The International Model Forest Network (IMFN) is a voluntary, international community whose supporters and members work to manage natural resources and forest-based landscapes sustainably using the Model Forest methodology. In more than 30 nations across five continents, the IMFN has expanded to include more than 60 Model Forests.

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