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Fifteenth Goal: Life on Land

Fifteenth Goal: Life on Land

 

 

 

Forests cover 30 per cent of the Earth’s surface and in addition to providing food security and shelter, forests are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population.  Thirteen million hectares of forests are being lost every year while the persistent degradation of dry lands has led to the desertification of 3.6 billion hectares.
Deforestation and desertification – caused by human activities and climate change – pose major challenges to sustainable development and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the fight against poverty. Efforts are being made to manage forests and combat desertification.
 
Responsible Entities to Achieve the Goal and Monitor Achievement Levels:
Learn more about ‘Life on Land ’ as one of the Sustainable Development Goals. 
 
 


Page Last Updated: 03 Jun, 2020