In a historic deal at COP15 UN biodiversity summit, world leaders agreed to protect 30% of Earth for nature by 2030. Leaders of countries from all over the world came to Canada to put forward a fresh set of objectives that will direct global action to reverse natural loss and to protect the existing biodiversity.
COP15 Biodiversity Summit
COP15 or Conference of the Parties is the 15th meeting of the countries that have been part of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. The conference was originally scheduled to take place in Kunming, China, in October 2020, but it was delayed four times due to covid pandemic. Targets were set for preserving the rights of indigenous communities around the world and important habitats like wetlands and rainforests.
The objectives included a range of issues such as the sustainable use of natural resources to ensure that nature continues to offer its services to the existence of human species. The agenda also included the rights of indigenous communities around the world.