The Canadian Government entered Global Ocean Alliance in efforts to boost ocean protection, Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced.
Accordingly, the alliance’s goal is to advocate with international partners for ambitious ocean action to protect at least 30% of the world’s oceans through the establishment of marine protected areas and other effective area-based marine conservation measures by 2030.
Canada’s actions include the establishment of new marine protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, have also contributed to the international 10% marine conservation target ahead of the 2020 timeline.
The Government issued a statement according to which
We will work with other countries toward the adoption of new ambitious global biodiversity targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity at the 15th Conference of Parties in Kunming, China in 2021.
Including Canada, 22 countries have joined the alliance to date: Belgium; Belize; Cabo Verde; Canada; Costa Rica; Croatia; Fiji; Finland; Gabon; Germany; Italy; Kenya; Luxembourg; Monaco; Nigeria; Palau; Portugal; Senegal; Seychelles; Sweden; the United Kingdom; and, Vanuatu.