• Dave Harmon, PW editor

At UN General Assembly, UK calls for 30% of world’s oceans to get MPA status by 2030

In a move hailed by campaigners as a critical step for ocean conservation, Britain will call on global leaders at the United Nations to protect 30 per cent of the world’s oceans by 2030, a trebling of the current target.

At the UN General Assembly in New York this week, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey will urge other countries to back Britain’s call to designate 30 per cent of the world’s oceans as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by 2030 in a bid to reverse the damage being done by overfishing, plastic pollution and climate change.

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