UNESCO Periodic Review

When Clayoquot Sound became a UNESCO Biosphere Region in 2000, local communities committed to finding a sustainable balance between conserving cultural diversity, natural ecosystems and biodiversity, and fostering sound economic development. Every ten years, we step back and reflect on our shared effort to achieve this balance as our communities and ecosystems change.

What is a Periodic Review?

  • Our region is part of a World Network of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: special places that have all made the same commitment to sustainable community development guided by global plans that coordinate local action.
  • The Periodic Review is: 
    • how we demonstrate our region's contributions to these global plans and maintain our status as a UNESCO Biosphere Region; and
    • an opportunity to renew engagement of municipalities, Nuu-chah-nulth governments, regional, provincial, and federal government, non-governmental organizations, and the local businesses through dialogue, reflection and letters of support.



While we were not able to gather in person in 2020, the CBT hoast a series of virtual engagement events: 

  • Board meeting - September 17, 2020
  • Board meeting - October 29, 2020
  • Community input - November 19, 2020
  • Board meeting - December 10, 2020

Thank you to everyone that participated. 

We look forward to sharing our periodic review self-study here once it is finalized in Spring 2021.