Global Goal 15: Life on land

Forests not only provide food security and shelter, but they are also crucial to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population. Deforestation and desertification – caused by human activities and climate change –have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the fight against poverty.

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In short

  • It is necessary to sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and stop the loss of biodiversity
  • In other words, we must protect biodiversity
Protect country life in the woods

Humanity faces major sustainable development challenges. Efforts are being made to protect forests and combat desertification. In addition, green areas are set up in cities to fight urban warming by natural cooling.

Biodiversity

Not only are forests important for food security and shelter, but they are also essential for fighting climate change and protecting biodiversity. Besides, forests form the habitat of indigenous people. It is essential to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of ecosystems. Protecting, restoring and promoting the sustainable use of ecosystems, the sustainable management of forests and combating desertification and land degradation are essential. This also helps to stop the loss of biodiversity.

Deforestation

Deforestation and desertification - caused by humans and climate change - pose enormous challenges for sustainable development and affect the lives of millions of people in their fight against poverty. Deforestation must be stopped by 2020 and afforestation must increase worldwide. At the same time, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems must be protected, such as forests, swamps, mountain regions and steppes. Desertification must be further combated in 2030.

 
In short:
  • forests and fauna offer food security and shelter;
  • forests and fauna are essential in combating climate change;
  • protect biodiversity;
  • preserve residential areas for indigenous people;
  • combat deforestation and desertification;
  • challenge sustainable development;
  • affecting people's lives and livelihoods;
  • combating poverty.