Website, 29 December, 2018

Goal-setting in an era of mass extinction: a planetary boundary for biosphere integrity in international biodiversity law?

Ilona Kickbusch and Michaela Told
29 June, 2021

Environmental Governance & Policy-Making

Executive Education and Anne Saab
PhD thesis in progress

International Law and Consumption-Driven Environmental Harm

Lucy Lu Reimers
3rd June 2022

Environmental Protection in Antarctica; Temptations and Accountability

Global Governance Centre and Centre for International Environmental Studies
3–4 October 2018

Environmental History as if the Future Mattered: Writing the History and the Future of the Anthropocene

Maison de la Paix, Geneva
Susanna Hecht
3rd September 2020

Priorities for governing large-scale infrastructure in the tropics

Susanna Hecht and Centre for International Environmental Studies
14th April 2021

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

Dario Piselli
9 November, 2017

Action Days for the SDGs – SDGs and Impact Investing

Auditorium Jacques Freymond, Geneva
Executive Education

The Sardar Sarovar Dam: Drowning out citizens but who benefits?

Defne Gonenc
11 April, 2018

Responsible Mining – encouraging continuous improvement

Maison de la Paix, Geneva
Gilles Carbonnier
5 November, 2019

Amazonian Fires: The Fall and Rise of Deforestation

Maison de la Paix
Susanna Hecht
Journal article, 2015

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

Susanna Hecht

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