SDG #15: Life on Land

Forests cover 30% 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. Learn more about this goal and the efforts that are being made to manage forests and combat desertification here.

 

Articles and White Papers on Deforestation: