Boris Commits the UK to Tackling Biodiversity Loss by Signing New Pledge

"We cannot afford dither and delay because biodiversity loss is happening today and it is happening at a frightening rate.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to protect an extra 400,000 hectares of UK countryside in a bid to slow biodiversity loss, he told the UN General Assembly this week.

Currently, around 26% of the UK countryside is protected, however Boris hopes to increase this figure to at least 30% within the next ten years.

Stating that ‘extinction is forever’, he called on nations across the world to come together for the recovery of nature and signed a new pledge – the ‘Leader’s Pledge for Nature’.

The pledge, launched at the UN General Assembly in New York on 28th September 2020, saw political leaders representing 75 countries from all regions and the European Union and participating in the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity, commit to reversing biodiversity loss by 2030.

You can read the full pledge on the official website here.



Posted by Claire Edwards 1 October 2020

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