A coalition of more than 50 countries has committed to protect almost a third of the planet by 2030 to halt the destruction of the natural world and slow extinctions of wildlife.
The French-led One Planet Summit, backed by the United Nations and the World Bank, saw more than 50 countries support a plan to create protected areas that cover 30 per cent of the world’s lands and oceans.
According to modelling by the World Economic Forum, emerging business opportunities across nature could create 191 million jobs by 2030.
“With smart policies and the right investments,” said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, “we can chart a path that brings health to all, revives economies, builds resilience and rescues biodiversity.”
You can read more about the One Planet Summit in this article from the Guardian