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One Planet Summit: World leaders to hold virtual climate summit today

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Fourth edition of One planet summit will be organised by France along with United Nations and World Bank in Paris on Monday. The summit intended to bring heads of states and governments around the globe together with leaders of international organizations, financial institutions.

The participants to the summit include French President Emmanuel Macron, UN chief Antonio Guterres, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Union head Ursula von der Leyen.

Organisers want to lay the groundwork for crunch UN biodiversity talks – postponed because of the pandemic – set to be held in China in October and will see nearly 200 nations attempt to thrash out new goals to preserve Earth's battered ecosystems.

Fourth edition of the summit will focus on agendas which will scale up international communities' ambitions to protect the nature in addition to responding to the new challenges posed by Covid-19 crisis.

The four areas of action are recognised as; Protection of terrestrial and marine ecosystems, Promotion of agro-ecology, Mobilization of funding for biodiversity,Protection of tropical forests, species and human health.

According to an Al Jazeera report, the summit will also launch the High Ambition Coalition – a group of 45 countries led by Costa Rica, France and Britain – which aims to secure a global agreement to protect at least 30 percent of the planet's land and oceans by 2030.

First One Planet Summit was conducted in 2017 and in total 121 countries have involved in collations so far.

(Reported by Thisam Mahsana)


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