GOAL 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse
SDG Progress and Industry Notes
The 2018 Report of the Secretary-General on Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, notes that “Protection of forest and terrestrial ecosystems is on the rise, and forest loss has slowed. That said, other facets of terrestrial conservation continue to demand accelerated action to protect biodiversity, land productivity and genetic resources and to curtail the loss of species.”
Goal 15 will be reviewed during the 2018 HLPF.
Commitments to sourcing from sustainably managed forests and ecosystems have been developed into wood or forest derived materials policies for certain apparel brands. Draft industry notes on SDG 15 are in development.