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The United Nations want to preserve almost a third of the world’s oceans and land by the end of the decade, with the end result to stop and reverse biodiversity decline.

About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, with the oceans holding around 96.5% of all Earth’s water.

A blog published by the guardian stated that the UN state we have faced a, “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades meaning a sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history is under way and is more severe than previously feared, according to research.

Scientists analysed both common and rare species and found billions of regional or local populations have been lost. Blaming human overpopulation and overconsumption for the crisis, warning that it threatens the survival of human civilisation, with just a short window of time to act. *

The UN convention on biological diversity have published a draft text, which is expected to be adopted by governments in October.

The draft text has emerged to combat what scientists described as the sixth mass extinction, with the proposal setting a 2030 deadline for the conservation and restoration of ecosystems and wildlife, that perform crucial services for humans. **

The next draft plan aims to introduce controls on invasive species and reduce pollution from plastic waste and excess nutrients by 50%, while also calling for commitment to protect at least 30% of the planet.

Environmental campaigners are welcoming the draft, however they have called for Governments to treat the targets within the accord as the minimum acceptable level they need to aim for.

The real question to be asked is a third enough to help preserve the planet?

At Hero Renewables we care about the destruction of the planet’s coral reefs, rainforests and other vital ecosystems as they place human society in jeopardy.

We offer a wide range of renewable technology systems, if you’re looking to go green and become energy independent give our expert team a call on 0808 222 0 111.

** https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/10/earths-sixth-mass-extinction-event-already-underway-scientists-warn

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