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IN FULL: 51 governments pledging to protect 30% of world’s land and oceans

It’s a start. A coalition of 50 countries and the European Commission have pledged to do more to protect at least 30% of the world’s lands and oceans by 2030.

They say the move is crucial to ensure clean air and water production, and to protect plants and animals from extinction.

The announcement came at the One Planet conference hosted in Paris by French President Emmanuel Macron.

It is part of the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People formed at Durban UNFCCC Cop in 2011 to encourage action on climate, and currently co-chaired by France, Costa Rica and the UK.

Among those nations signing up to the pledge are: Angola, Armenia, Benin, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, European Commission, Finland, France, Gabon, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Japan, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Mozambique, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Congo, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.

However not everyone is impressed. Campaigner and activist Greta Thunberg scolded in a Tweet .. “bla bla bla … locking in decades of further destruction”

Read the report in full at this link.

MAIN IMAGE: Bessi, Pixabay 

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