PROTECT, RESTORE AND PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE USE OF TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS, SUSTAINABLY MANAGE FORESTS, COMBAT DESERTIFICATION, AND HALT AND REVERSE LAND DEGRADATION AND HALT BIODIVERSITY LOSS

The Swiss city of Gland is headquarters to the world’s largest conservation organizations that focus on mainstreaming biodiversity into the SDGs. In addition, Geneva hosts several secretariats of Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

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IUCN compiles the Red and Green Lists. The Red List of Threatened Species is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of biological species. The Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas is a new global standard for protected areas that are equitably governed and effectively managed.

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Effective management of the earth’s natural habitats (SDG 15) is good for people and the planet. People reap the benefts of the agriculture (SDG 2), livelihoods (SDG 8) and culture/ knowledge (SDG 4) that nature provides. Additionally, protection of terrestrial ecosystems is fundamental to battling climate change (SDG 13).