Trudeau urges largest countries in the world to support UN biodiversity plan

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling on countries with the largest land masses to do more to protect the biodiversity of their land and water.Trudeau made that call on Monday at a special session of the United Nations via video conference, on the sidelines of a virtual General Assembly meeting. The prime minister was pledging Canada’s support for a UN initiative that aims to protect 30 per cent of land and oceans by 2030. But Canada is the only country in the top-10 largest countries by land mass that has joined the initiative, Trudeau said. “Every country will find it difficult to protect 30 per cent of their land and protect biodiversity. So, it’s not about who is doing better,” the prime minister said.