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Sustainable Development Goal 15 | Life on Land: Environmental News

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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Environmental news from around Australia and the world

Level 3Level 2The environment impacts on many of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), but it is particularly relevant to the following goals. Click on one of the global tiles to explore the topic further.

Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean WaterSustainable Development Goal 7: EnergySustainable Development Goal 12: Waste and RecyclingSustainable Development Goal 13: Climate ActionSustainable Development Goal 14: OceansSustainable Development Goal 15: Biodiversity / Life on land

Help on News feedsClick on the following links to see what's in the news about the environment. Click on the blue i information icon to view a news summary. News sources include: The ABC, The Age, The Conversation, The Guardian and Science Daily.

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