One Cool Thing: High Ambition Coalition For Nature and People Kicks Off With a “Terra Carta”

French President Macron addresses the One Planet Summit

On Monday, France hosted the One Planet Summit for biodiversity where the leaders of more than 50 nations launched the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People.  The coalition aims to secure a global agreement to protect at least 30% of the planet’s land and ocean by 2030 when the Convention on Biological Diversity meets later this year in Kunming, China. Not to be outdone and invoking England’s historic Magna Carta, the Prince of Wales launched at the meeting the “Terra Carta” – the Earth charter – to bring prosperity into harmony with nature, people, and planet over the coming decade, and calling on CEOs from around the world to protect half of the planet by 2050 and make investments consistent with a future of low greenhouse gas emissions.  You can read the Terra Carta — not on parchment — here.

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