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Climate change: Nations committed to protect earth and ocean from extinction

Thirty countries has combined efforts in a bid to save third of the planet by 2030 to avert destruction of the natural world and slow extinctions of wildlife.

This is being spearheaded by High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People.

The United Kingdom and nations from all the six continents consented to protect at least 30% of the planet’s land and oceans.

This came to light in the just ended international forum dubbed the  One Planet Summit which was held in Paris on Monday. French President, Emmanuel Macron hosted the high level engagement.

This came in the wake of scientific researches which has revealed that  human activities are the main  drivers of what has been termed  the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth.

This cascades down to encompass  sectors of agricultural production, mining and pollution which has been perceived to be threatening the healthy functioning of life-sustaining ecosystems crucial to human civilisation.

Resolution of the  HAC  taking centre stage at the summit anchored on the   protection of  at least 30% of the planet for nature by the end of the decade.

Prevention of mass extinctions of plants and animals, and ensuring the natural production of clean air and water is also key.

 

Tendai Guvamombe