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For the last several years, the World Ocean Day global action has been focused on getting world leaders to make a global commitment to protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030 (30x30).

To create a healthy ocean with abundant wildlife and to stabilize the climate, it’s critical that 30% of our planet’s lands, waters, and ocean are protected.

The World Ocean Day network has helped the global 30x30 movement achieve that goal! Now's it about helping national leaders keep their promises and implement nationally and globally for 30x30 over the coming years.


A Global Commitment to 30×30

The historic #30×30 commitments announced at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in late 2022 and for a High Seas Treaty in early 2023 are not only a win for our planet, but also a massive win for the World Ocean Day network of over 2,000 organizations. Thanks to all organizations and individuals who signed the 30×30 petition, to youth leaders and other partners who helped amplify the action, and to our followers who shared with their own networks. Your voices have been heard! 

Celebrate these victories, and keep the momentum going! In the months and years ahead, together we can make sure that our national leaders follow through on their commitments and ensure that at least 30% of lands, waters, and ocean get protected by 2030, both along the coasts of the world and across the high seas!

Read more about these wins here. 



Why prioritize the 30×30 goal?


Leading scientists worldwide have determined a healthy ocean is a critical part of the solution to the climate and biodiversity crises.

By supporting 30×30, we can protect our planet’s life support systems – specifically the interconnected issues of ocean, climate, and biodiversity.  Currently, less than 17% of land and 8% of the ocean worldwide is protected.

The good news is, due to the efforts of the growing global 30×30 movement, including those involved in the World Ocean Day network, our nations’ leaders made a global commitment to 30×30 during the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in late 2022 and for a High Seas Treaty in early 2023.

With your help, and by working with a growing network of youth and organizational leaders worldwide, together we will continue to strengthen the global movement to protect at least 30% of our blue planet by 2030 and safeguard our future.

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