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Protect at least 30% of our lands, waters, and ocean by 2030 (30x30)

Recently, world leaders made a global commitment to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030 (30x30).

To create a healthy ocean with abundant wildlife and to stabilize the climate, it’s critical that 30% of our planet’s lands, waters, and ocean are protected.

Show your support for achieving the 30x30 goal:

 

VICTORY:
A Global Commitment to 30×30

The historic #30×30 commitments recently announced at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) are not only a win for our planet, but also a massive win for the World Ocean Day community of over 2,000 organizations. Thanks to everyone who signed the 30×30 petition, to youth leaders and other partners who helped amplify the word, and to our followers who shared with their own networks. Your voices have been heard! 

It’s time to celebrate, and keep the momentum going!  In the months ahead, together we can make sure that our national leaders follow through on their commitments and ensure that at least 30% of lands, waters, and ocean get protected by 2030!

Read more about this win here. 

 

 

Why should we prioritize the 30×30 goal?

 

Leading scientists worldwide have determined a healthy ocean is a critical part of the solution to the climate and biodiversity crises.

By supporting 30×30, we can protect our planet’s life support systems – specifically the interconnected issues of ocean, climate, and biodiversity.  Currently, less than 17% of land and 8% of the ocean worldwide is protected.

The good news is, due to the efforts of the growing global 30×30 movement, including those involved in the World Ocean Day network, our nations’ leaders made a global commitment to 30×30 during the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in December 2022.

With your help, and by working with a growing network of youth and organizational leaders worldwide, together we will continue to strengthen the global movement to protect at least 30% of our blue planet by 2030 and safeguard our future.

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