On Thursday, Greenpeace, a voluntary charity, launched a petition to protect the world’s oceans.
The international community must accept a “strong agreement” Marine security By 2030, on Thursday in Lisbon, Greenpeace called for an environmental volunteer organization.
“We need a strong global maritime agreement that puts maritime security above profit and builds a network of marine sanctuaries,” Greenpeace consultant Laura Meller told the media. “We’re here to talk to world leaders gathered here in Lisbon,” he added.
About 7,000 politicians, experts and environmentalists from about 140 countries gathered at the UN headquarters in the Portuguese capital this week.
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The Lisbon conference is not a formal negotiating session, but will ignite discussions scheduled for two important summits later this year: UN Climate Conference COP27 in Egypt in November, followed by the long-awaited United Nations Conference on Biodiversity COP15 in December, which will be held in Canada under the President of China.
Ahead of these meetings, the next deadline is the end of August for a new session of negotiations on an agreement to protect biodiversity in the high seas, that is, beyond national jurisdiction. With less than 10% of the world’s oceans currently protected, 100 nations are arguing for a coalition to allocate 30% of the planet’s land and sea area to protected areas by 2030.
This initiative could be the cornerstone of an agreement to be finalized at the Montreal Biodiversity Summit in December. Supported by the United States, EU countries, Mexico, Canada, Japan and India, but China, Russia, Indonesia and Brazil have not yet joined.
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