The Lau Seascape 30×30 Marine Protected Areas Awareness and Consultation pages officially closed at Tubou Village in Lakeba on Thursday.
David Cooper, the new acting executive secretary for the UN convention on biological diversity (CBD), said countries and corporations must immediately act on December’s historic agreement in Montreal, which includes targets to protect 30% of Earth, reform $500bn (£410bn) of environmentally damagi
Nations have reached a historic agreement to protect the world's oceans following 10 years of negotiations. The High Seas Treaty places 30 percent of the seas into protected areas by 2030, aiming to safeguard and recuperate marine nature.
Yasayasa Moala received unanimous support for the Lau Seascape initiative, which the government intends to implement for six blocks of ocean in the Lau waters.
The Palau Council of Chiefs commended President Surangel Whipps Jr.
The second phase of the 30×30 Marine Protected Area awareness and consultation for the province of Lau is now underway at Naroi Village in Moala Island...The 30×30 initiative will cover oceans outside of the archipelagic waters but within Fiji’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
Roughly 10 million square kilometres of the ocean must be annually brought under Marine Protected Areas (MPA) to protect 30 per cent of the world’s ocean by 2030, according to experts speaking at the ongoing fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress.
Many major global firms and financial institutions that directly or indirectly contribute to deforestation do not have any policies in place to protect forests, increasing the risk for catastrophic nature loss, a report said Wednesday.
How do we go from protecting eight percent of marine areas to 30 percent in less than 10 years?
The High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People announced that the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) will host its new permanent Secretariat.