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Inside the biodiversity deal brokered by Canada, China that almost fell apart

Several days ago, I had complained to the Star that they had put this COP15 biodiversity deal on page 3 while giving pages of coverage to other sensational issues.


Today the Toronto Star has given this amazing coverage to the COP15 negotiations that clearly spells out not only the wonderful success of this biodiversity deal, but the very, very difficult back and forth accommodations that took place and the recognition of the crucial role of Indigenous Peoples that will make this deal possible. I think we can be very proud of our Environment and Climate Change Minister, Stephen Guilbeault, and give credit to his ability to work in collaboration with his counterparts.


We must be generous in encouraging positive action.


— Fran Bazos, member of CANA


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