“30 x 30” – We must conserve at least 30% of our land and oceans by 2030

Conserving at least 30% of our land and oceans will slow biodiversity loss, store carbon, prevent future pandemics, and spur economic growth.

“30 x 30” aims to promote the protection of 30% of our entire planet by 2030. To achieve this, all countries must join the goal and contribute to it.

85 countries have already joined the “High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People” (HAC) to jointly defend the proposal to protect at least 30% of the land and ocean spaces of the planet by 2030.

This coalition is co-chaired by Costa Rica, France and the UK and advocates a global deal for nature and people with the central goal of protecting at least 30% of the world’s land and oceans by 2030. The 30×30 goal is global in scope and aims to halt the accelerating loss of species and protect the vital ecosystems that are the source of our economic security.

Our future depends on preventing the collapse of the natural systems that provide us with food, clean water, clean air and a stable climate. To preserve these services, we must protect the natural world enough to sustain us.

HAC for Nature and People raises our global ambition to achieve at least 30% land and ocean protection and initiate transformational change for the future of all life on Earth.


Restoring nature is possible, achievable and necessary! But it will require a global effort by all nations.

land, biodiversity, oceans, carbon, natural resources, economy, climate change

He must have:

  • increase in space goals to effectively protect or conserve at least 30% of the planet (land and sea) by 2030,
  • effective management of protected and conserved areas,
  • increased public and private funding to ensure the sustainability of local management and governance, and
  • clear implementation mechanisms to put nature on the path to recovery by 2030.

Building momentum towards a global agreement and beyond

As HAC for Nature and People grows in scale and develops, it will work to push for the ratification of an ambitious, science-based global agreement to safeguard nature and the future of humanity at the upcoming 15th session of the United Nations Conference. Biotechnology and diversity. In addition, the coalition seeks to find synergies between the Rio conventions and work to increase ambition beyond the 15th meeting of the CBD.

Ambitious leadership based on the most advanced scientific research

land, biodiversity, oceans, carbon, natural resources, economy, climate change

The need for a global agreement to protect at least 30% of the planet is based on cutting-edge scientific research and the best available evidence.

Why 30×30?

To address both the biodiversity crisis and the climate crisis, growing scientific research indicates that half the planet must be kept in its natural state. Some docs have suggested the number should be even higher, and some have suggested a slightly lower number. Despite this, experts agree that a scientifically credible and necessary intermediate goal is to achieve a minimum of 30% protection by 2030.

There is a wealth of scientific data documenting the need to increase spatial targets to help achieve targets related to biodiversity conservation, helping to justify the 30×30 target both globally and regionally.

When the Aichi Targets were established in 2010 about 13% of the world’s land area was protected, while very little protection existed in the ocean.

Currently, it is estimated that 15% of the land surface and 7% of the oceans are protected. To achieve the goal of protecting at least 30% by 2030, we will need to double current land protections and more than quadruple current ocean protections.

The world has a moral and pragmatic imperative to come together, make strong decisions and put nature at the heart of economic and social recovery plans. Investing in the protection of natural spaces and the plants and animals that thrive there will bring us one step closer to a healthy, stable and prosperous world envisioned in our shared 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We must act now, and we must act boldly.



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