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Here’s everything you need to know about COP15 and downtown road closures

Here’s everything you need to know about COP15 and downtown road closures
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Montreal is about to host a biodiversity conference with thousands of participants at Palais des congrès this week.

With an expected $85 million in participant spending, decision makers from around the world will decide on goals to guide global action through 2030 to halt and reverse nature loss.

According to the UNEP’s official website, the following will need to be achieved during the conference:

  • Adoption of an equitable and comprehensive framework matched by the resources needed for implementation
  • Clear targets to address overexploitation, pollution, fragmentation and unsustainable agricultural practices
  • A plan that safeguards the rights of indigenous peoples and recognizes their contributions as stewards of nature
  • Finance for biodiversity and alignment of financial flows with nature to drive finances toward sustainable investments and away from environmentally harmful ones

Given the nature of the event, organizers are expecting various protests to go on throughout the duration of the event. Montreal police, as well as RCMP officers will be in charge of security, and will be squaring off streets near the event.

If you are looking for ways to get around the area, the city of Montreal recommends planning ahead of time, and referring to the map below.

City of Montreal

Source: City of Montreal

Place-d’Armes Metro Station will be closed from December 1st until December 20th, and parking in the area will be limited to authorized vehicles only. 

For more information on getting around the area, you can visit the city of Montreal’s website at the link here.

The event will begin Wednesday, December 7th until Monday, December 19th.

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