Species-at-risk defenders walk away from NAFTA process

Vancouver – An international coalition of environmental groups, represented by Ecojustice, has withdrawn in protest a complaint against Canada, a first in the history of NAFTA’s environmental watchdog. Continue reading Species-at-risk defenders walk away from NAFTA process

B.C.’s Biodiversity Is Important for All of Canada – Science Matters

One of my proudest moments came in 1992 at the inaugural Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Along with UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (which in turn led to the Kyoto Protocol), a second key outcome of this international meeting was the signing of the Convention on Biological Diversity, a groundbreaking agreement founded on the principle that conserving biological diversity is “a common concern of all humankind”. Canada was the first of 189 countries to sign the agreement. Continue reading B.C.’s Biodiversity Is Important for All of Canada – Science Matters