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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The increased consumption of sustainable wood products can provide many economic, social and environmental benefits. ITTO is addressing responsible consumption and production by, for example, helping:
- Private-sector companies adopt legal and sustainable supply and production systems.
- Build capacities among small and medium-sized enterprises to better understand and conform with the regulations of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
- Develop national timber-tracking systems to ensure legality.
- Monitor the implementation of timber legality assurance schemes and the development of forest certification.
- Increase transparency in the tropical timber trade, including through the Tropical Timber Market Report (published every two weeks) and the Biennial Review and Assessment of the World Timber Situation.
Related ITTO contributions for the selected Sustainable Development Goal(s)
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ITTO’s Independent Market Monitor renews its websiteResponsible production and consumption
Sustainable wood offers pathway out of crisis towards green economy – Collaborative Partnership on ForestsResponsible production and consumption
Trade transparency boosted by new conversion factors for tropical timberResponsible production and consumption
ITTO launches e-course on legal, sustainable timber supply chainsQuality education Industry, innovation and infrastructure Responsible production and consumption Life on land
Non-timber forest products can increase viability of sustainable forestry, says new studyZero hunger Responsible production and consumption Life on land
Developing the bamboo industry in IndonesiaNo poverty Gender equality Industry, innovation and infrastructure Sustainable cities and communities Responsible consumption and production Life on land
Promoting legal and sustainable supply chainsNo poverty Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Responsible consumption and production Climate action Life on land Partnerships for the goals
Forest restoration, sustainable charcoal and empowered women in Côte d’IvoireNo poverty Zero hunger Gender equality Affordable and clean energy Decent work and economic growth Reduced inequalities Responsible consumption and production Climate action Life on land
When micro businesses have macro impactNo poverty Quality education Gender equality Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Sustainable cities and communities Responsible consumption and production