More money for biodiversity, protection of land and sea areas: World Nature Summit agrees
Montréal After around two weeks of negotiations, the participants at the World Nature Summit in Montreal, Canada, agreed on a final declaration on Monday. Among other things, the around 200 countries set themselves the goal of protecting at least 30 percent of the world’s land and sea areas by 2030. They also want to spend more money on protecting biodiversity.
After the adoption, cheers erupted at the plenary session at the Montreal Convention Center, which had previously been pushed back time and again. Organizers, scientists and representatives of non-governmental organizations had hoped until the end that a trend-setting global agreement for species protection could be passed at the meeting.
The 15th World Summit on Nature – which also goes by the abbreviation COP15 – was originally supposed to take place in China in 2020, but was then postponed and divided due to the ongoing pandemic situation there. The first part of the negotiations took place last October, mainly online, in Kunming, China.
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