Canadian Biodiversity Indicators

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Environment Canada (EC) is currently in the process of developing national Canadian Biodiversity Indicators.

As you may recall, material was submitted to Environment Canada commenting on the proposed targets. A fundamental issue was how much the national targets departed from the international Aichi Targets. Although some of our concerns were recognized (see the EC global overview of comments received last fall at this link), there has been no fundamental change in the Targets (which can be found at this link). EC has now proposed draft indicators (at this link) to measure progress against the targets.
 - EC global overview of comments received last fall at this link

We a currently in the process of preparing a “straw dog” critique of the proposed indications to prompt discussion. The current "straw dog" outline can be found here.

Useful materials for call - pre-read
EC global overview of submitted comments
EC Biodiversity Targets
EC proposed draft indicators 
RCEN Biodiversity caucus straw dog (for discussion on call)

JOIN US FOR A TELECONFERENCE WEDNESDAY MARCH 27th at 12NOON EST
We would appreciate any comments you may have on the outline or the proposed indicators. To this end we would ask you to reserve time next Wednesday noon (eastern) for approximately one hour to participate in a teleconference to discuss the new indicators and the critique to prepare for the submission of the critique. 
Date: Wednesday March 27th at 12noon EST.
Call 1-888-882-9090
Passcode: 9407349

Contact us to RSVP and receive a copy of the straw dog.

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