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2022 Progress Report on 30x30 in England

The UK Government has pledged to protect at least 30% of land and sea for nature by 2030 – the '30x30' target.

Two years on from the Government's 30x30 commitment, this 2022 progress report on 30x30 in England finds that the Government has made limited progress toward protecting and managing at least 30% of land and sea for nature in England. Only 3.22% of England's land is effectively protected and managed for nature, a small increase from 3% in 2021. At sea, a maximum of 8% of English waters are effectively protected for nature, up from 4% in 2021.

There is still time to take credible action to achieve 30x30 in England, creating thriving nature across the land and sea, contributing to tackling climate change and supporting the health and wellbeing benefits of a healthy natural environment.

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