Gathering expected to finalize a framework for protecting 30% of global land and marine areas by 2030
Environmental leaders will gather in Montreal to finalize a framework for protecting 30% of global land and marine areas by 2030.
The leaders are expected to hammer out measures aimed at shoring up the world’s land and marine ecosystems and come up with tens of billions of dollars to fund these conservation efforts.
Delegates from about 190 countries are scheduled to assemble for nearly two weeks, starting Wednesday, at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference, or COP15.
The delegates would finalize a framework for protecting 30% of global land and marine areas by 2030 even as currently, 17% of terrestrial and 10% of marine areas are protected.
The proposed framework also calls for reducing the rate of invasive species introduction and establishment by 50%, cutting pesticide use in half, and eliminating the discharge of plastic.
The issue of finance, with developing countries likely to push for significant monetary commitments before signing onto any deal, is also part of the agenda.