More than 50 countries committed to protect at least 30% of land and oceans worldwide by 2030 at the One Planet Summit on Monday. These countries belong to the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, which was created in 2019 in an effort to protect wildlife and curb climate change. U.S. officials did not attend the summit, which was organized by France and held online. However, president-elect Joe Biden has promised to preserve 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. “We know even more clearly amid the crisis we are going through that all our vulnerabilities are interrelated,” French President Emmanuel Macron said. “Pressure on nature exerted by human activities is increasing inequalities and threatening our health and our security.” (APThe Guardian)