ClientEarth and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are launching a project to help young people forge a contract with political leaders to protect the planet and its oceans for future generations.

Many government commitments to protect plants, animals and ecosystems have already been made.  Last year, in Nagoya, leaders made many new promises including that by 2020 all fish would be caught sustainably, that at least 10 per cent of oceans would be designated as marine protected areas, and that pollution would be reduced to safe levels.  However history and experience has shown, governments make these commitments but rarely deliver on them. A contract with young people internationally will put more pressure on world leaders to live up to their promises.

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Published May 1, 2011
Found in Rule of lawWildlife