By 2030, the Great Blue Wall will have achieved net-gain of critical blue ecosystems compared to 2020 by conserving and restoring more than 2 million ha of critical ecosystems and will have sequestered more than 100M tons of carbon.
To connect these seascapes at a regional level, the Great Blue Wall will regenerate and secure the integrity of an ecological corridor by conserving and restoring at scale marine and coastal critical ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrasses, corals, coastal forests and parabolic dunes. This will be achieved by large-scale nature-based adaptation and mitigation measures, such as large-scale restoration efforts.
In a recent ground breaking paper, world leaders promoted the adoption of a succinct Nature-Positive Global Goal for Nature. The goal has three measurable objectives: Zero Net Loss of Nature from 2020, Net Positive by 2030, and Full Recovery by 2050. Subsequently, a joint position paper by global leaders entitled the G7 2030 Nature Compact, recognizes that our world must not only become net zero, but also nature positive, for the benefit of both people and the planet, with a focus on promoting sustainable and inclusive development.
Local stakeholders, the first of which are indigenous people and local communities, will play a critical leading role in the effective management of the connected network and will be supported in their efforts to sustainably use and benefit from natural resources.