More about Objective 4.0
This objective is focused on ending deforestation, halting destructive fishing practices, and protecting more of our land and seas.
Restoring nature means setting aggressive but practical goals to protect 30 percent of the world’s forests, oceans, and lands by 2030, and 50 percent by 2050.
These efforts take on added urgency because of dangerous feedback loops that can be triggered by high concentrations of atmospheric carbon. The resulting higher ambient temperatures suck water from forests. The dry heat ignites wildfires, which throw stored carbon into the atmosphere, which drives temperatures still higher.
If a feedback loop gets stuck on repeat, and the fundamental causes of emissions aren’t switched off, the planet’s environment could become a runaway disaster.
To preserve an inhabitable Earth, we must stabilize the carbon cycle through global protection efforts.