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.)
The SDG Index and Dashboard tracks the how countries are progressing to meet their Sustainable Development Goals. The SDG Index and Dashboard is a co-production of the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
How to use this dashboard: Point to a country, or one of the sustainable global goals, to see how the world or specific country is progressing. See also the following SDG Dashboard FAQs: Country coverage and indicator selection | Methodology | Interpreting the results and limitations. This dashboard default view is for Australia and how Australia is meeting its Sustainable Development Goals.
How to cite and reference this information: see the bottom of this page for help on how you would citing and reference the data in this dashboard.
When using these figures don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For more information and help see the Kerferd Library referencing guide and / or CiteMaker.
In text citation: (The Sustainable Development Solutions Network, 2018) or The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (2018)
Bibliography / Reference list: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network. (insert year of report). Sustainable Development Goal [add the goal number]: [add the goal indicator], [add the country name if required]. Retrieved from https://dashboards.sdgindex.org/
For example, the bibliography / reference entry for the following indicators would be:
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network. (2018). Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life below water indicators, Australia. Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Retrieved from https://dashboards.sdgindex.org/