At the COP15 summit in Canada, a historic biodiversity agreement is signed

At a U.N. biodiversity summit early on Monday, negotiators came to a historic agreement that would be the largest attempt to safeguard the world’s lands and oceans and provide crucial funding to save biodiversity in developing countries.

The global framework is announced, in Montreal, on the final day of the COP15 United Nations Biodiversity Conference. The often-tense discussions gained much-needed energy on Sunday as China, which is hosting this summit, issued a fresh draught.

The agreement’s commitment to safeguarding 30% of the land and water considered crucial for biodiversity by 2030, or “30 by 30,” is its most vital feature. 10% of marine and 17% of land areas are under protection.

This news is written by Ms. Pujari Dharani, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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