1–4 February 2022

2nd International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding

Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding
9th July 2020

‘Why the Brazilian Amazon burns?’ – Susanna Hecht

Susanna Hecht
21 November, 2019

Incentivizing conservation in de facto community-owned forests

Maison de la paix
Centre for International Environmental Studies
Journal article, 2015

People in motion, forests in transition: Trends in migration, urbanization, and remittances and their effects on tropical forests

Susanna Hecht
29th June 2021

2030 DFS│Could Better Data Contribute to Making Peace With Nature?

Centre for International Environmental Studies
24th September 2021

Welcome Event with CIES and EC

Centre for International Environmental Studies
22 October, 2018

Nature’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda

Nina Kiderlin
14th April 2021

Leave the dead (trees) alone? Revisiting the ongoing controversy over the Białowieża forest

Dario Piselli
27 May, 2021

Strange Natures: conservation in the era of synthetic biology

Centre for International Environmental Studies and Marc Hufty
Executive education

Environmental Governance & Policy-Making

Executive Education
18 October, 2021

Tipping or Turning Point? Towards a Nature Positive Society by 2030

Maison de la Paix
Centre for International Environmental Studies
Journal article, October 2016

The Sustainable Development Goals and International Environmental Law: Normative Value and Challenges for Implementation

Dario Piselli

Goal 15 underlines that “preserving diverse forms of life on land requires targeted efforts to protect, restore and promote the conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial and other ecosystems. Goal 15 focuses specifically on managing forests sustainably, restoring degraded lands and successfully combating desertification, reducing degraded natural habitats and ending biodiversity loss” as put by the UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform. Read more about Goal 15.

Target 15.1

By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements

Target 15.2

By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally

Target 15.3

By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world

Target 15.4

By 2030, ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development

Target 15.5

Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species

Target 15.6

Promote fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and promote appropriate access to such resources, as internationally agreed

Target 15.7

Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products

Target 15.8

By 2020, introduce measures to prevent the introduction and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems and control or eradicate the priority species

Target 15.9

By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts

Target 15.a

Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems

Target 15.b

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

Target 15.c

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