Cop 15 deal on biodiversity
Negotiators have reached an historic deal at a UN biodiversity conference that would represent the most significant effort to date to protect the world's lands and oceans, and provide critical financing to save biodiversity in the developing world.
China, which holds the presidency at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference, or COP15, released a draft framework that was approved by governments, and calls for restoring 30% of land and water to be conserved by 2030.
Currently, 17% of terrestrial and 10% of marine areas are protected. It also calls for a redoubling of efforts to conserve threatened species, minimize the impacts of climate change, and reduce pollution.