Goal 15: Life on Land

Help preserve land – our ‘home and future’ – UN urges on World Day to Combat Desertification

With hundreds of millions of people around the globe directly affected by desertification – the degradation of land ecosystems due to unsustainable farming or mining practices, or climate change – United Nations agencies have called for better management of land so that it can provide a place where individuals and communities “can build a future.”

2018-04-22T11:52:07-04:0017 Jun 2017|Goal 15: Life on Land, News|

Indigenous and environmental rights under attack in Brazil, UN rights experts warn

Human rights experts from the United Nations and an inter-American organization have denounced attacks on indigenous and environmental rights in Brazil, expressing concern over a Congressional report that accuses the UN of being “a confederation of non-governmental organizations influencing Brazilian policy.”

2018-04-22T11:52:22-04:0008 Jun 2017|Goal 15: Life on Land, News|

Importance of broad financing for sustainable forest management highlighted at UN forum

A United Nations meeting on sustainable management of forests today discussed the importance of mobilizing resources from a diverse range of actors to ensure broad ownership as well as to advance the overall sustainable development agenda.

2018-04-22T11:53:35-04:0004 May 2017|Goal 15: Life on Land, News|

Protection of forests ‘fundamental to security of humanity’s place on this planet,’ UN Forum told

Kick-starting action on the recently-adopted Global Forest Goals to protect, sustainably manage and increase world’s forest area will be a key focus for delegations gathered in New York for the twelfth session of the UN Forum on Forests, which opened today at United Nations Headquarters.

2018-04-22T11:53:36-04:0001 May 2017|Goal 15: Life on Land, News|

More sustainably managed forests would help meet energy needs of one-third of world population

March 21, New York–Expanding the area of sustainably managed forests, especially in developing countries, is essential to meet the energy needs of billions of people who still use wood fuel as their energy source, according to United Nations officials and forest experts at an event held today marking the International Day of Forests.

2018-04-22T11:54:18-04:0021 Mar 2017|Goal 15: Life on Land, News, Press material|

Governments make strong commitments to biodiversity at UN conference in Mexico

Countries attending the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Mexico reached agreements on actions to integrate biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

UN report finds marine debris is harming more than 800 species, costing countries millions

Marine debris is negatively affecting more than 800 animal species and causing serious losses to many countries’ economies, according to a United Nations report launched today.

At UN conference, countries adopt Cancun Declaration, ramping up efforts to protect world’s biodiversity

More than 190 countries at a major United Nations Conference in Mexico have pledged to step up efforts to integrate biodiversity into the policies of their forests, fisheries, tourism and agriculture sectors.