30X30 Ocean Alliance

Photo Credit: Unsplash Photos
Grantee Resources Legacy Fund
Grant Amount $1,350,000
Duration Two Years

The goal of the 30X30 Ocean Alliance is to ensure that the global biodiversity framework to be adopted under the Convention on Biological Diversity includes a commitment to protect or conserve at least 30 percent of the ocean through highly and fully protected marine protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures that demonstrate comparable benefits for biodiversity. Our members are national and international environmental organizations united around this shared goal.

The ocean is vital to the health of the planet and all species that inhabit it. It produces 50 percent of the oxygen we breathe and drives our weather. The ocean provides food, livelihoods, and recreation for billions of people. And a healthy ocean is vital to tackling climate change.

The 30X30 Ocean Alliance endorses the goal to protect or conserve at least 30 percent of the world’s ocean and is working within CBD processes to to include an increased percentage target for area-based ocean conservation and keep the issue high on the global conservation agenda for at least the next decade. Our aim is to spur increased protection and management in national waters and on the high seas.