LOS ANGELES — Diplomats from around the world are at the United Nations biodiversity conference, known as COP 15, to agree to a new set of goals for nature over the next decade, protect it and halt biodiversity loss around the world.

In order to do this, governments are working to make a deal to preserve 30% of countries’ land and water by 2030.

For the first time, California has a seat at the table as an observer, hoping to share examples from its own biodiversity leadership and learn new ways to benefit conservation at home.