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Leaders around the globe have pledged to protect 30% of the earth's land and ocean by the year 2030, but is that possible?
Publish Date: Jun 08, 2021
Leaders around the globe have pledged to protect 30% of the earth's land and ocean by the year 2030, but is that possible? Listen in to this snippet to hear expert analysis of the history of marine conservation, and whether an ambitious project like 30 by 30 is likely to succeed.
understood. So we're going to follow on from our previous episodes here. One of the initiatives of the biden administration was buying into this idea of 30 by 30 marine protected areas. So we have today, Angelo as one of our marine protected area experts. So what is 30 by 30? And would you think about this initiative? Do you see any shortfalls or issues, what would you advise the biden administration? Uh First I would say the 30 by 30 idea. Um It's a great framework for thinking about managing natural resources. Um The this idea the 1st 30 is 30% of land and ocean. Um and I'm I'm not a terrestrial expert so I will just not speak to anything having to do on the land. My my whole life has been dedicated to ocean conservation. And then the 2nd 30 is the year 2030. And it's this idea that we will protect or conserve 30% of the land and the ocean by 2030 which is which is in the next 10 years. And I know the two of you have worked in ocean conservation for some time and you know, it wasn't really that long ago that one of the main talking points of marine protected areas was that we've protected less than 1% of the ocean. I mean less than 10 years ago we were saying that uh but we've seen an exponential growth and protection and global protections of the ocean. And again, it depends on what you mean by protected um you know what is protected and when does it become protected? Um But it's fair to say that we're pretty close to protecting 10% of the ocean. Uh So the trajectory is there um you know, we've seen this exponential growth and um with the high seas treaty being negotiated right now, it is quite possible that 10 years from now we will be able to look back and we will have protected 30%