Sustainable Development Goals
Main SDG introduction
World leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a historic UN conference in September 2015. The SDGs call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet, thereby recognizing that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies to build economic growth, address social needs, tackle climate change and ensure environmental sustainability.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the sustainable management of productive forests in the tropics, and a sustainable tropical timber trade, can help in meeting future wood demand and achieving the SDGs. ITTO is empowered to promote the expansion of international tropical timber trade from legal and sustainable sources. It is perfectly placed, therefore, to assist countries in their efforts towards all the SDGs, especially SDG 1 (“No poverty”), SDG 12 (“Responsible consumption and production”), SDG 13 (“Climate action”) and SDG 15 (“Life on land”). Some of the ways it is doing this are outlined below.
Select one or multiple SDGs below to see ITTO’s contributions towards achieving them.
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In its policy and field work, ITTO:
- Encourages forest landscape restoration to provide ecosystem services that help support human health and wellbeing.
- Helps local communities grow plantations of forest-based medicinal plants.
- Helps empower women to build capacity and develop forest-based enterprises, thereby boosting health and nutrition outcomes for families.
Related ITTO contributions for the selected Sustainable Development Goal(s)
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Forest health and human health closely linked, says ITTO Executive DirectorNo poverty Good health and well-being Gender equality Clean water and sanitation Responsible production and consumption Life on land
More outreach needed for uptake of forest landscape restoration in South America—webinarNo poverty Good health and well-being Climate action Life on land
Workshop explores key elements of successful forest landscape restoration in Asia-PacificNo poverty Good health and well-being Climate action Life on land
Local livelihoods the key to forest landscape restoration in Central America and Mexico—webinarNo poverty Good health and well-being Climate action Life on land
Mexican women share traditional knowledge on medicinal plantsGood health and well-being Gender equality