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Join the CEC at #COP15 – the UN Biodiversity Conference

7-19 December, 2022

Are you one of the nearly 20,000 people attending COP15? The 2022 United Nations Biodiversity conference runs from 7-19 December and the CEC is fortunate that such a crucial event is taking place just a couple blocks from our offices.

There will be multiple opportunities to join events with the CEC, to hear about our work, and to speak with experts and members of the Secretariat.

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9 December 2022: Communicating Behavior Change in North America

From 8:30 to 9:30am Eastern Time, join the CEC as we kick off day two of the Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) Fair, whether in person in room 121, or virtually.

This side event will offer guests and panelists an opportunity to engage in a discussion on enabling behavior change and public awareness among interconnected systems and networks. Speakers from across North America will reflect on creative communications, innovation, research, community development and behavior change. The event will highlight lessons learned, challenges, and emergent methodologies for building capacity, education and change.


More information can be found here on the Convention on Biological Diversity website.


14 December 2022: Montreal: Hub of International Action on Biodiversity

The CEC will be presenting during a side event hosted by Montreal International, taking place from 1:15 to 2:45pm Eastern Time in room 516B, highlighting the work of international organizations based in Montreal engaged in protecting biodiversity and advancing sustainable development.

The event will follow a roundtable structure and will include concrete examples of projects from Montreal-based international organizations, showcasing their complementarity and contribution to a whole-of-society and holistic approach to biodiversity.

The CEC will be presenting on building international collaborations to strengthen biodiversity conservation, highlighting the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz and showcasing the value of regional cooperation across North America, as ecosystems and species know no borders.

You can learn more about the side event here.


Opportunity to learn more about our work on ecosystems and other priority topics

Additionally, CEC will be highlighting our work on ecosystems at booth #503 on 12 December from 1-6pm and on 14 December from 9am-1pm. Lucie Robidoux, our Head of the Ecosystems Unit, will be pleased to speak with you about our work related to biodiversity.

We hope to see you at COP15!