New Secretariat to preserve land and ocean by 2030

Published on December 24, 2022
Current Context: New Secretariat to preserve land and ocean by 2030 was announced by the High Ambition Coalition (HAC).
New Secretariat to preserve land and ocean by 2030
  • High Ambition Coalition plans to set up a new Secretariat to preserve 30% of the world’s land and oceans by 2030 (“30 X 30”).
  • This Secretariat will be co-hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
  • Currently, only 17% of land and 8% of the ocean are protected under Conservative measures, which is not enough.
  • At the Conference of the Parties (COP 15), an agreement was signed to protect and conserve nearly 30% of the planet’s land and ocean by 2030.
  • To attain this world must double the land protection and quadruple the ocean protection
  • HAC for Nature and People is a group of 116 countries co-chaired by Costa Rica, France, and the United Kingdom.
  • It was established at the One Planet Summit in Paris, France in 2021.

Question:

Q.1 According to the new secretariat what percent of land and ocean has to be protected?
a. 25%
b. 30%
c. 35%
d. 40%

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