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Canada, EU remain optimistic, but global biodiversity deal stuck on fund to help developing countries protect nature

Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU environment commissioner and Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault remain optimistic the United Nations biodiversity conference in Montreal will result in an ambitious plan to protect nature, but developing countries appear unwilling to move forward without financing commitments from wealthy countries.

Leaked letter puts focus on Canada's forestry trade priorities ahead of COP15

Canada supports the goals of the European Union's forestry trade rules, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says, after a leaked letter recently revealed the country's efforts to water down proposed regulations right before the United Nations' global biodiversity conference kicks off in Montreal.