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Thirty percent of Earth’s surface across land and sea should become protected areas by 2030 to ensure the viability of ecosystems essential to human well being, according to a UN plan

Thirty percent of Earth’s surface across land and sea should become protected areas by 2030 to ensure the viability of ecosystems essential to human well being, according to a UN plan

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  1. I fully predict this won’t happen and the right will make fevered conspiracy theories about these plans forever like they do with carbon tax.

  2. Sounds like it’s time to take measures to make the “overall viability of ecosystems essential to human wellbeing” decrease ever so slightly less fast

  3. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.france24.com/en/20200113-protect-30-of-planet-by-2030-un-nature-rescue-plan) reduced by 81%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Thirty percent of Earth's surface across land and sea should become protected areas by 2030 to ensure the viability of ecosystems essential to human wellbeing, according to a UN plan released Monday.

    > The so-called "Zero draft" report calls for carving out at least 30 percent of land and sea areas, with at least 10 percent under strict protection, to conserve biodiversity hot spots.

    > The plan also calls for Nature-based solutions to climate change such reforestation, protecting wetlands and soil restoration, suggesting they could account for "At least 30 percent of efforts to achieve the Paris Agreement targets" over the next 30 years.

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  4. I don’t even think that’s enough

  5. Until the big countries actually does huge efforts towards the climate goal i think the rest of the world is simply fucked.

    What’s protected areas gonna do when 99% of the countries will simply refuse to follow them for profit?.

    The majority of countries have literally no say in global warming when it comes down to %. Sure they can improve but what does that do when the bigger countries refuse?

  6. You’d think the right wingers would champion climate change considering how bad the climate refugee situation is going to get once things really get cookin’. The Syrians will be as a drop in the sea I imagine.

  7. Too little. Too late. Not gonna happen anyway.

  8. So we’re going to start genociding poor people at the fringes of society again? Bring back the death penalty for peasants hunting in the kings forest essentials?

  9. Yes, Agenda 21 or Agenda 2030 as its being billed now. Old news to those in the ‘conspiracy’ know.

    I’d suggest people look into this and read the UNs own documents on this. Whilst I agree that we must protect our ecology, most of their ideas would seem to exacerbate many issues and simply aid consolidation of power to those with money. For instance, deliberately moving everyone into urban centres where they’re dependent consumers rather than producers of food etc, whilst also arguing for increased crop yield AND zones that become essentially out of bounds to humans.

    This would decrease human happiness and lead to massive corporate ownership of most farmland and increased use of industrial farming methods. Having a few zoned off areas for woodland isnt going to be a benefit if they’re using harmful farming practices and removing the hedgerows and soil friendly farming practices. It’s just one example, but to me it sounds like a power grab.

  10. I get this but why aren’t we also looking at things that don’t essentially take land away from humanity in a bid to protect human wellbeing?

    Perhaps better healthcare? Or maybe holding multinational corporations to account? If they somehow had the power to take land away, wouldn’t they have the power to reduce the pollution, slave labour, sweat shops and the massive amounts of wage theft that never seems to be a problem?

    Sorting these problems out would also be crucial to human wellbeing, but somehow removing 30% of land and sea access is supposed to be more urgent?

    You know, some conspiract nuts told me years ago this shit would be on the agenda and the reason climate change is even happening is because shit like this is the end goal. They could have stopped this decades ago but they ignored the science. They’re still ignoring it in favour of consumerism and profit.

    JFC humanity. Are we really okay with the way things are going?

  11. “essential to human wellbeing”…..

    because FUCK LIVE, except when and where we like it.

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    that´exactly what brought(nearly) all life to extinction, we fuck everything that´s not of imminent or immediate capital value FOR US.

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    Don´t protect ecosystems, because they have a right to exist, but only to enjoy us.

  12. So a Bikini for the earth?

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