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INDIA OFFICIALLY JOINED THE HIGH AMBITION COALITION FOR NATURE AND PEOPLE

INDIA OFFICIALLY JOINED THE HIGH AMBITION COALITION FOR NATURE AND PEOPLE

Context:

On 7th October, India officially joined the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People at a ceremony held between the French and Indian governments in New Delhi. India is the 1st of the BRICS bloc of major emerging economies ( India, China, Brazil, Russia and South Africa) to join the HAC.

HAC:

  • It is a group of more than 70 countries encouraging the adoption of the global goal to protect 30x30.
  • At present, HAC members include a mix of countries in the global north and south, Latin American, Africa, European, and Asia countries are among the members.
  • It was founded by the Republic of the Marshall Islands in 2014 with the aim of ensuring the Paris Agreement.
  • It was adopted in 2015.
  • The group secured the Paris Agreement's most ambitious provisions, including the five-year ratchet-up cycles of nationally-determined contributions.
  • The Republic of the Marshall Islands serves as the convener and secretariat of the HAC.

Global 30x30 goal:

  • It is to protect at least 30% of the planet by 2030 - is currently a centrepiece of the treaty, known as the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

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