Namely, High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People is an intergovernmental group of more than 45 countries co-chaired by Costa Rica and France and by the United Kingdom as Ocean co-chair.

The coalition is committed to halt the accelerating loss of species, and protect vital ecosystems that are the source of economic security.

Our future depends on preventing the collapse of the natural systems that provide our food, clean water, clean air and stable climate. In order to preserve these services, we must protect enough of the natural world to sustain them. HAC stated.

What is more, HAC’s key goal is to get a global agreement to protect at least 30% of the planet’s land and ocean by 2030 at the Convention on Biodiversity’s COP15 in 2021.

In light of the above, HAC explained that there must be:

  • increased spatial targets to protect or effectively conserve at least 30% of the planet - land and sea - by 2030
  • effective management of protected and conserved areas
  • increased public and private financing to ensure long-term management and local governance
  • clear implementation mechanisms to put nature on a path to recovery by 2030

The world has a moral and pragmatic imperative to come together, to make strong decisions and set nature as a cornerstone of economic and social recovery plans. Investing in protecting natural places and the plants and animals that thrive there will get us one step closer to a healthy, stable, and prosperous world foreseen by our common 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Concluding, the HAC for Nature and People will be officially launched at the One Planet Summit, hosted by President Macron of France in cooperation with the World Bank and the United Nations.