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UK Government calls for accelerated action to protect global biodiversity


The UK Government has announced that it will join forces with G7 nations to call for swift and decisive action to protect global biodiversity, particularly marine habitats. This call to action was highlighted at the G7 Ministerial meeting on Climate, Energy, and Environment in Turin, Italy, where new commitments were made to reduce plastic waste, enhance air quality, and reverse biodiversity loss. Environment Secretary Steve Barclay emphasized the UK's dedication to safeguarding 30% of land and sea for nature by 2030, aligning with the Global Biodiversity Framework's goals set at COP15.


Ahead of the release of the UK's National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, which will outline steps to restore natural habitats, the UK has called for the rapid ratification and implementation of the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Agreement. This agreement focuses on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national borders, crucial for protecting two-thirds of our oceans that lie outside national jurisdiction. These measures are vital for conserving marine habitats and addressing the pressing challenges of biodiversity loss.


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