"What Is The '30 By 30' Goal - And Can It Save Global Biodiversity?"

"LONDON - As talks begin this week to agree a global pact to protect nature at the COP15 summit in Montreal, one target is expected to become a leading focus of negotiations: "30 by 30".

The draft pledge - to protect at least 30% of the planet's land and oceans by 2030, also known as 30x30 - has gained wide support from more than 110 nations including the United States, it was revealed at last month's COP27 climate summit in Egypt.

The 30x30 pledge aims to curb biodiversity loss by protecting more natural areas such as parks, seas, forests and wildernesses.

Driven by human actions like deforestation and pollution, up to one million of Earth's estimated eight million plant, insect and animal species are at risk of extinction, many within decades, an international scientific report warned in 2019."

Jack Graham reports for Thomson Reuters Foundation December 5, 2022.


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Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 12/06/2022