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Event summary: Celebration of Montreal’s 375th anniversary

Future Earth's Christina Cook speaks at the event in Montreal. Photo: Future Earth

On 15 June, world leaders gathered in Montreal to mark the city’s 375th anniversary and Canada’s host status for 2017 World Environment Day. Participants in the event included representatives from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), the United Nations’ Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), Future Earth, the Secretariat of the Montreal Protocol and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Speakers in the evented included Cesar Rafael Chavez, CEC's Executive Director, Cristina Pasca Palmer, UNCBD's Executive Secretary, Jane Hupe, ICAO's Chief of the Environment Unit, Eduardo Ganem, Chief Officer for the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol, a representative from the City of Montreal and Future Earth’s Christina Cook who represented the programme’s Montreal Hub.

The event was a great networking opportunity for representatives from international environmental organisations, Montreal's diplomatic community and representatives from academia, government and civil society working in the environmental sector.