India gave the international community the reassurance that it will keep to its goal of protecting at least 30% of “our” lands, waters, and oceans by 2030 under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India’s Minister for Earth Sciences, Dr. Jitendra Singh, made the following remarks on behalf of the country at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon: Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all efforts are being made to achieve the 30×30 target in a mission mode as per the COP resolutions. He stated that his purpose in attending the UN summit was to share Modi’s vision for protecting and sustaining the ocean and its resources with the rest of the globe.
- You may remember that India joined the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, which was founded at the “One Planet Summit” in Paris in January 2021 and seeks to advocate a global accord to safeguard at least 30% of the world’s land and ocean by 2030.
- Dr. Jitendra Singh gave the Ministers, Delegates, and Representatives from more than 130 nations attending the five-day conference the assurance that India would also offer science and innovation-based solutions through partnerships and environmentally friendly solutions for the implementation of SDG-Goal 14.
- Ocean, sea, and marine resource conservation and sustainable use are outlined in Goal 14.
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- Minister for Earth Sciences, GoI: Dr. Jitendra Singh