COP15: Agreement to Convert 30% of the Planet into Protected Areas Threatens Indigenous Peoples

While representatives of almost 200 countries and UN members celebrate the conclusion of the UN Conference on Biodiversity (COP15), held in Canada from December 7 to 19, with the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal pact, organizations claim that it represents a danger to the rights of indigenous peoples. The final agreement, which aims to convert 30% of the planet into protected areas by 2030, has been criticized by indigenous peoples and organizations such as Survival International, which has warned that, if this policy is adopted, it will become the largest land grab in history.