WORLD NOW


  • Some 13 million hectares of forests are being lost every year
  • Around 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihood
  • Forests are home to more than 80 per cent of all terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects
  • 2.6 billion people depend directly on agriculture, but 52 per cent of the land used for agriculture is moderately or severely affected by soil degradation
  • Due to drought and desertification 23 hectares per minute of land are lost, while 20 million tons of grain could have been grown on that land
  • Of the 8,300 animal breeds known, 8% are extinct and 22% are at risk of extinction
  • As many as 80 per cent of people living in rural areas in developing countries rely on traditional plant- based medicines for basic healthcare

WORLD 2030


    GOAL: SUSTAINABLY MANAGE FORESTS, COMBAT DESERTIFICATION, HALT AND REVERSE LAND DEGRADATION, HALT BIODIVERSITY LOSS

  • Conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services ensured, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
  • Promoted implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halted deforestation, restored degraded forests and substantially increased afforestation and reforestation globally
  • Desertification combated, degraded land and soil restored, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and a land degradation-neutral world achieved
  • Conserved mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development
  • Urgent and significant action taken to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halted loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protected and prevented extinction of threatened species
  • Promoted fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from utilization of genetic resources, and promoted appropriate access to such resources, as internationally agreed
  • Urgent action taken to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna, and addressed both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products
  • Introduced measures to prevent and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems and control or eradicate the priority species
  • Integrated ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts

HOW?


  • Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Mobilize significant resources from all sources and at all levels to finance sustainable forest management and provide adequate incentives to developing countries to advance such management, including for conservation and reforestation
  • Enhance global support for efforts to combat poaching and trafficking of protected species, including by increasing the capacity of local communities to pursue sustainable livelihood opportunities

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