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Sustainable Development Goal 15 | Life on Land: Overview

All of School guide to support: Global citizenship [SCoT], Sustainable development [ScOT.1050] and Ethical understanding [acgc.7]

Source: Black, S. (2019).

"Forests cover 30 per cent 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.... Deforestation and desertification – caused by human activities and climate change – pose major challenges to sustainable development and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the fight against poverty." (United Nations, n.d.

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Goal 15: Biodiversity / Life on the land | Introduction videos

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In this video, EarthAgain talk about the fifteenth of the sustainable development goals, which is all about supporting life on land and keeping the environment on that land clean and safe.

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In text reference / citation: EarthAgain (2017) or (EarthAgain, 2017)
Bibliography / Reference list: EarthAgain (2017). UN Sustainable Development Goals | Life On Land [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/556QXoUpjUY

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In text reference / citation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2019) or (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2019)
Bibliography / Reference list: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2019). How to improve crop production in a changing climate? [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/GgW2J3HV5cU

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In text reference / citation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2019) or (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2019)
Bibliography / Reference list: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2019). When growing vegetables is no longer safe [eVideo]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/rrz9llyIGoY

Goal 15: Biodiversity / Life on the land | Facts & Figures

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Facts & Figures Global Targets

1.6 billion

Around 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods.

80%

Forests are home to more than 80 percent of all terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects.

2.6 billion​

Worldwide, 2.6 billion people depend directly on agriculture to earn a living.

8,300

Of the 8,300 animal breeds known, 8 percent are extinct and 22 percent are at risk of extinction.

8 out of 10​

Up to as 80 percent of people living in rural areas in developing countries rely on traditional plant-based medicines for basic healthcare.

1%

Of the more than 80,000 tree species, less than 1 percent have been studied for potential use.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts.
  • Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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In text citation: (United Nations Development Programme, 2018) or United Nations Development Programme (2018)

Bibliography / Reference list: United Nations Development Programme. (2018). Sustainable Development Goals, 15: Life on the land, facts and figures. Retrieved from http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals/goal-15-life-on-land.html

Goal 15: Biodiversity / Life on the land | Databases and Statistics

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Goal 15: Biodiversity / Life on the land | Interactive Resources

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Sustainable Development Goal 15 | Biodiversity / Life on the land: Curriculum alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumAustralian Curriculum AlignmentThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School Sustainable Development Goals LibGuide supports the following Australian and Victorian curriculum outcomes.


 

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