Greenpeace Supports Udall-Bennet “Thirty by Thirty Resolution to Save Nature”

October 23, 2019

© Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

Washington D.C., October 23, 2019 —  Yesterday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced a major resolution proposing a national goal of conserving at least 30 percent of the land and 30 percent of the ocean within the territory of the United States by 2030. 

Greenpeace commends the resolution sponsored by Senators Udall and Bennet, as well it’s cosponsors, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) for responding to the urgency of the current climate crisis.

“We’re pleased to see our politicians align in protecting our oceans. The Thirty by Thirty goal is supported by senior scientists worldwide as a commitment we must make if we are going to protect nature, avoid extinctions, and slow the climate crisis,” said Senior Ocean Campaigner Arlo Hemphill.

Greenpeace has been actively campaigning for a Thirty by Thirty goal across the world ocean and is calling for a strong Global Ocean Treaty to provide a framework for sanctuaries in international waters. In 2019, working in partnership with scientists from the Universities of Oxford and York, Greenpeace put together a blueprint of what 30% protection of our oceans by 2030 could look like.

The public can show their support for the Thirty by Thirty Resolution by contacting their US Senator

Contact:

Crystal Mojica, Greenpeace USA, +1 646-530-1581, cmojica@greenpeace.org

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