How Is KR 4.3 tracking?
Our Lands KR protects 30 percent of the world’s land by 2030, and 50 percent by 2050. That’s a prodigious stretch goal from the 17 percent protected now.
We must focus most on protecting our largest long-term storehouses of carbon: peatlands, wetlands, grasslands, and permafrost. These natural sinks capture and sequester greenhouse gases for tens of thousands of years.
Russia and Brazil are among the important nations with vulnerable lands that have yet to step up protection efforts.
Data for KR 4.3 is sourced from Protected Planet, which updates its report on protected lands monthly.