Image: European Commission (2019)
Currently there are 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. Reducing poverty and hunger goes hand in hand with increasing economic growth and tackling climate change. While all goals are important in itself some of them have more effect on our forests and forest management:
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
To find out more about the 17 goals and the history click here.