Wednesday, November 16

Biodiversity
 
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

COP27 and COP15, what are the links?

The issues of global warming and biodiversity loss are intrinsically linked and have a two-way relationship. However, although the Earth Summit in 1992 gave birth to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on Climate Change, international negotiations are conducted in parallel. So, what are the connections to be made between these two COPs? How can the progress of one of these Conferences of the Parties influence the other? What can we expect from these two summits this year?

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Anne-Celine Guyon

Holder of a master's degree in anthropology from Laval University, it was in 2016 that Anne-Céline made the professional leap into the fight against climate change by coordinating the coalition against the Energy East pipeline. Since then, she has coordinated the Common Front for Energy Transition and the Pact for Transition. In 2021, she joined the Nature Québec team as a climate project manager.

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Dominique Gravel

Dominique is a professor of terrestrial ecology and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Integrative Ecology.

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Diego Creimer

Diego is responsible for natural climate solutions and government relations at SNAP Quebec.

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Andrew González

Andrew is a professor in the Department of Biology at McGill University and founding director of the Quebec Center for Biodiversity Science.

He also co-founded Eco2Urb.

 
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET VIDEO CONFERENCE

November 16 debriefing

We find our team on site in Egypt for a report on this ninth day which aims to welcome leaders from around the world to the Conference of the Parties to present high-level ambitions and actions with a view to maintaining a threshold 1.5°C within reach, adapt to protect communities and natural habitats and mobilize funding. members of civil society. They make it possible to ensure greater transparency between the “in camera” discussions of the negotiators and the rest of the population, in addition to reducing the risk of a gap between the discourse and the international commitments of those elected and their practices.

 
6-8 p.m. ET

Conserving Canada's boreal forests: a priority to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement

House of Sustainable Development
Room Clark
50 Sainte-Catherine Street West

Of major importance culturally, economically and environmentally, Canada's boreal forests are now being logged for toilet paper production. In fact, half a million hectares of boreal forest are cut down each year, the equivalent of seven field hockey rinks per minute. Yet these forests provide invaluable services to citizens and nature. In fact, in addition to being a true carbon sink, they are home to 70% of Aboriginal communities. Come to the screening of a part of the documentary film "The Issue with Tissue - a boreal love story" directed by Michael Zelniker, who will be present for this occasion followed by a discussion with Quebec actors of forest management and protection.

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Michael Zelniker

Longtime filmmaker and conservationist, THE ISSUE WITH TISSUE - a boreal love story, about the boreal forest and the Indigenous peoples who live there. boreal and the indigenous peoples who live there, marks Zelniker's first foray into documentary filmmaking.

As a director, Zelniker co-wrote, produced and starred in the critically acclaimed and award-winning feature film STUART BLISS. He also directed, co-wrote and produced the experimental feature film FALLING... which premiered at the Indie Fest USA international film festival. which premiered at the Indie Fest USA international film festival and won the festival's Best Film award.

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Francois Dufresne

François is responsible for strategic planning, personnel and finance management, fundraising and stakeholder relations.

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Walter Andreef

Walter Andreeff lives in Slave Lake in northern Alberta on the shores of Lesser Slave Lake. He has knowledge and experience in Indigenous-led land use assessments, familiarity with Métis Nation governance, and direct knowledge of best practices for Indigenous participation, collaboration, and partnership in environmental/impact assessments. Walter has a science degree in Applied and Environmental Geology and has worked with Alberta and BC Indigenous communities over the past 25 years. He is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) community and a local mushroom harvester and hunter. He currently works for MNA Region 5 and currently sits as a member of the Circle of Experts assisting the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and is a voluntee of the Northern Boreal Caribou Knowledge Consortium Indigenous Knowledge Committee for Environment and Climate Change Canada. He has been a member of Climate Reality Project Canada since 2008 and is a member of the Indigenous Advisory Circle.

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Kim Marineau

Kim Marineau, consultant in ecology and botany since 1999, has been a biologist since 1988 (UQAM), and holds a master's degree in environmental sciences (1992) from UQAM. For more than 30 years, she has acquired a diversified experience in plant ecology, botany and ecosystem management by carrying out more than 300 studies concerning ecosystems and flora and carrying out inventories in private and public territories almost everywhere in Quebec. She has been teaching for the masters degree in environmental management at the CUFE of the University of Sherbrooke since 2011 and is a speaker on subjects relating to biodiversity and the management of natural environments. She is a founding member and vice-president of Éco-corridors laurentiens, a conservation organization that promotes the creation of protected areas and eco-corridors and is vice-president of the Société québécoise de bryologie. She has also just founded in 2021 the collaborative organization Marathon.

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Véronique Bussières

Véronique has been the Manager of Biocultural and Marine Conservation at the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society—Québec chapter (SNAP Québec). As an expert in Indigenous-led nature conservation, Véronique has been working for 20 years in close collaboration with members of Indigenous communities and organisations from across Québec towards the protection of bioculturally significant territories, in accordance with Indigenous values, worldviews and institutions.