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Protect at least 30% of our lands, waters, and ocean by 2030 (30x30)

Right now, world leaders are making important decisions about the future of our planet.

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.

Sign the letter to your nation's leaders:

 

A letter to your nation’s leader(s):

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 by 2030 (30×30). As you make decisions leading up to the United Nations Biodiversity Summit (COP-15) in September, we encourage action!

  • We thank the leaders in over 100 countries who have already adopted the 30×30 goal, and urge you to follow through on those plans.
  • For leaders who have not yet committed, we urge you to join the movement and adopt the 30×30 goal as soon as possible.

Sincerely,
(Add your name now!)

 

 

Why should we 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, more than 100 countries have already committed to protecting at least 30% of their land and ocean by 2030.

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

photo credit: The Ocean Agency

photo credit: Gabriel Barathieu

photo credit: Alex Mustard

The United Nations 2022 theme is:
Revitalization, Collective Action for the Ocean