Getting to 30x30: A roadmap for states

Getting to 30x30: A roadmap for states


The Earth is facing environmental crisis. A 2019 global assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services(IPBES) reported that approximately 1 million species around the world face extinction unless action is taken to reduce the drivers of biodiversity loss.

This document is intended as a high-level roadmap of a possible approach to 30x30 implementation at the state level. Based on scientific literature, ongoing 30x30 initiative work at the federal and state level and governance strategies that have proven effective in other contexts, it offers a starting point for policymakers, agency staff and legislators interested in developing a 30x30 plan for their state.

Getting to 30x30: A Roadmap for States
Andrew Carter
Senior Conservation Policy Analyst

As a Senior Conservation Policy Analyst in the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders, Andrew researches and analyzes conservation governance strategies and emerging policy issues.