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India committed to protect 30% lands, waters by 2030: Dr Jitendra

Post by on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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Lisbon (Portugal), June 28: India assured the world community that under Prime Minister NarendraModi it is committed to protect at least 30 % of "our" lands, waters and oceans, and thus adhere to its commitment of 30X30 by 2030.
Addressing the Plenary Session on behalf of India at the UN Ocean Conference here, India’s Minister for Earth Sciences, DrJitendra Singh said, under the leadership of Prime Minister NarendraModi, all efforts are going on to achieve the 30x30 target in a mission mode as per the COP resolutions. He said, he is here at the UN forum to present before the world, Modi's vision for conservation and sustenance of ocean and ocean resources.
It may be recalled that India joined the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, which was initiated at the “One Planet Summit” in Paris in January 2021, which aims to promote an international agreement to protect at least 30% of the world's land and ocean by 2030.
DrJitendra Singh assured the Ministers, Delegates and Representatives from more than 130 Countries participating in the 5-day conference that India will also provide science and innovation based solutions for the implementation of SDG-Goal 14 through partnerships and environmentally friendly solutions. Goal 14 calls for Conservation and Sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.

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