India commits to 30x30 initiative at UN ocean conference

30x30 is a worldwide initiative to undertaken by governments to designate 30% of Earth's land and ocean area as protected areas by 2030.

India commits to 30x30 initiative at UN ocean conference
Indian Minister for Earth Sciences, Jitendra Singh delivering Indian statement at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon. Source - PIB

Indian Minister for Earth Sciences, Jitendra Singh assured the world community while delivering the India statement at the UN Ocean Conference at Lisbon on June 28, 2022, that India is committed to protect at least 30 % of lands, waters and oceans, and adhere to its commitment of 30X30 .

Speaking to a gathering of Ministers, delegates and representatives from more than 130 countries, Singh enumerated the various initiatives undertaken by the Modi government to achieve the 30x30 target in a mission mode.