H.126 – Biodiversity Conservation (30 by 30)

(Vote scored: Amending the bill as as recommended by the Committee on Environment and Energy)

Pro-Environment vote: YES

This bill seeks to address the dual challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change by setting a goal of conserving 30% of our land by 2030 and 50% by 2050, and requires the creation of a statewide conservation plan that would include an inventory of conserved land, and the necessary conservation approaches to maintain a resilient Vermont, including natural and working lands.

Status: Passed the House 108-36.