UN Biodiversity Conference: Genome Canada at COP15

Talbot Lake in the evening in Jasper National Park

Genome Canada is pleased to join the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in Montréal, Quebec from Dec. 7 – 19, 2022. 

COP15 is an international meeting bringing together governments from around the world to set out new goals and develop an action plan for nature over the next decade. This year’s conference focus is protecting nature and halting biodiversity loss around the world (more on Canada.ca).

Why is Genome Canada at COP15?

Genomics is enabling vital tools and solutions to monitor biodiversity and drive effective conservation strategies. This science can be used to identify biodiversity markers, mitigate human-made impacts to the environment and build climate change resilience. Deep collaboration and cross-sectoral partnership are key to slowing and reversing biodiversity loss. We are pleased to seize the COP15 opportunity, alongside partner organizations from the Canadian Genomics Enterprise, to connect with Canadian and global leaders to strengthen our collective approach to the biodiversity challenge.

Planning to attend COP15?

  • Follow along with Genome Canada and share your highlights (@GenomeCanada)
  • Learn about genomics, biodiversity and micro-organisms at Génome Québec’s education day with activities for children aged 7-12 and their families!
    Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET) at the COP15 Public Action Zone (le Grand Quai du Port de Montréal).


    Get a sneak peek at Génome Québec’s iTrackDNA Aquarium activity at COP15
    (in French only).

  • Sign up for Genome BC’s special edition COP15 newsletter exploring how genomics can foster biodiversity, fight climate change and fight species at risk. https://www.genomebc.ca/

Quick facts

Media contact

Nicola Katz, Director,
Communications Genome
Canada Cell: 613-297-0267