SDG 15 - Life on Land

Human life is dependent on land as much as the oceans in terms of food and livelihood. Plants provide 80% of people’s nutritional resources, we rely on agriculture as an important economic resource and development tool. Forests cover 30% of the surface of the Earth. They provides vital habitats as well as fresh air and water resources for millions of species. It is also critical to combating climate change. SDG 15 aims to protect and restore terrestrial eco-systems such as forests, wetlands, arid areas and mountains. Stopping deforestation is also vital for reducing the impacts of climate change. Action must be taken immediately to reduce the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity that are part of our common heritage.