Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf calls on the citizens of Canada to join forces with their Convention by establishing “Canadian Friends of the Convention on Life on Earth”
2006 marks the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the permanent Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal. It is a time to reflect. And it provides an opportunity to renew action aimed at achieving the internationally agreed target of reducing the rate of loss of biodiversity by 2010. Canada and the city of Montreal have already given a lot to the cause of biological diversity. But I would, humbly and politely, urge even more from our hosts and from a wider variety of actors.