Life on Land

Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

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 drylands 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.

Source: United Nations

Life on Land

One step at a time: Sustainability Network’s effort to improve Indigenous-ENGO relations

A Toronto workshop brought together ENGO leaders and Indigenous knowledge keepers to share—and learn from—differing worldviews about relating to, caring for and identifying with land

By Alliance 2030