At the South Asian Consultation Meeting on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, India urged other countries to join the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People. In South Asia, already Pakistan and Maldives have joined.
High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People
The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People is an intergovernmental group of 70 countries co-chaired by Costa Rica and France and by the United Kingdom as Ocean co-chair, championing a global deal for nature and people with the central goal of protecting at least 30 percent of world’s land and ocean by 2030.
The 30x30 target is a global target which aims to halt the accelerating loss of species, and protect vital ecosystems that are the source of our economic security.
India joined the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People in 2021 and thus became the first of the BRICS bloc of major emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to join the HAC.
The global decline of biodiversity is the twin crisis of climate change. Examine. (150 words)