Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Our forests are the lungs of the earth. We’re cutting down fewer trees today than we have in the past, but it’s still having a devastating effect on people, animals and our climate too.

Mountains and coasts are also under threat because land there is being exploited – causing droughts and floods which in turn lead to food and water shortages.

This goal is about looking after the land we live on, as well as the plants and animals who call those places home. Not just because we should preserve the natural beauty and diversity of our planet, but because as humans we rely on the natural world for our very survival.