The world’s nations have reached a historic agreement to protect the world’s biodiversity. After two weeks of negotiations, what is officially known as the Kunming-Montreal Global biodiversity framework was passed early on Monday. Here are five key takeaways and memorable moments from the conference.
1. 30% and rising
The 30 x 30 pledge is the central pillar to this agreement – countries agreeing to protecting 30% of land and water by 2030.
Not securing agreement on this key ambition would have been a deal breaker for the whole agreement.
Even before the meeting started in Montreal more than 100 countries had signed up.
So during the talks when there were suggestions the pledge might be watered down, the nations championing 30 x 30 were quick to push back.
“We cannot af...Read More