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Historic agreement reached at U.N. biodiversity conference COP15

The COP15 countries have voted through a "historic" agreement to protect biological diversity, AP reports. The purpose of the agreement is to protect almost a third of the planet by 2030. The most significant part of the agreement is a commitment to protect 30% of land and water considered important for biodiversity by 2030. Currently, 17% of terrestrial and 10% of marine areas are protected. “There has never been a conservation goal globally at this scale,“ Brian O’Donnell, the director of the conservation group Campaign for Nature, told reporters. “This puts us within a chance of safeguarding biodiversity from collapse … We’re now within the range that scientists think can make a marked difference in biodiversity.” The draft also calls for raising $200 billion by 2030 for biodiversity from a range of sources and working to phase out or reform subsidies that could provide another $500 billion for nature. As part of the financing package, the framework calls for increasing to at least $20 billion annually by 2025 the money that goes to poor countries — or about double what is currently provided. That number would increase to $30 billion each year by 2030. Read more: https://www.whec.com/national-world/historic-biodiversity-agreement-reached-at-u-n-conference/

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  • Evangeline Wanjiru

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    A win for our planet

    • Baraka Lenga Rutendeli

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      The conference had a good resolution for the sake of our planet

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      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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        Amazing!Looking forward to the full implementation of the policies

        • Elizabeth Gathigia

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          It's encouraging

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          • Tomas Roovete

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            I don't understand why we have to wait to 2030?

            • Kodakandla deva Priyam

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              • Patrick Kiash

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                very encouraging.

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                    • Tabitha Kimani

                      77 w

                      A great achievement for biodiversity. This uplifts our spirits towards the noble cause of saving the planet.

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                      • Sarah Chabane

                        77 w

                        Fantastic news on this Monday morning, now let's implement it!

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