Climate love
Image of UN Environment Programme

UN Environment Programme

Climate love

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:

Do you agree?

103 more agrees trigger scaled up advertising

  • Evangeline Wanjiru

    54 w

    A win for our planet

    • Baraka Lenga Rutendeli

      73 w

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

      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

        73 w

        Amazing!Looking forward to the full implementation of the policies

        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          76 w

          It's encouraging

          • Tomas Roovete

            76 w

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

            • Kodakandla deva Priyam

              76 w

              Wish you a happy Christmas from🇮🇳 8247297817 pin code 506001

              • Patrick Kiash

                77 w

                very encouraging.

                  • We Don't Have Time

                    77 w

                    Dear Ingmar Rentzhog Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to UN Environment Programme and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Muhammad We Don't Have Time

                    • Tabitha Kimani

                      77 w

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

                      • Sarah Chabane

                        77 w

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

                        Welcome, let's solve the climate crisis together
                        Post youtube preview with preloading
                        youtube overlay

                        Write or agree to climate reviews to make businesses and world leaders act. It’s easy and it works.

                        Write a climate review

                        Voice your opinion on how businesses and organizations impact the climate.
                        0 trees planted

                        One tree is planted for every climate review written to an organization that is Open for Climate Dialogue™.

                        Download the app

                        We plant a tree for every new user.