Nature Champions Summit April 24 and 25, 2019

Canada (2019)

The Nature Champions Summit, co-hosted by Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Parks Canada Agency, Catherine McKenna, and Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Jonathan Wilkinson, kicked off a global year-long push to chart an ambitious, shared path toward protecting the world’s nature today, to 2020, and beyond. The Summit focused on several key themes: identifying and overcoming barriers to nature protection; Indigenous partnerships, and incorporating Indigenous wisdom in stewardship activities; the intersection of nature, oceans and climate change; and innovative financing for nature-based solutions. The Summit also provided a platform for participants to showcase commitments and to develop new partnerships for advancing nature protection.