Sustainable Development Goals

The work of FSC is helping achieve 35 targets under 11 Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of 17 goals, 169 targets, and indicators that UN member states use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years, with the aim of ending poverty, and achieving equality, prosperity, peace and sustainability for the world’s people and the planet.

FSC certification is a key tool to achieve a substantial part of the SDGs. Our most direct contribution will be towards Target 15, Life on Land which aims to ‘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 broad environmental, social, and economic focus of FSC’s forest stewardship principles also contribute to the SDGs focused on poverty, equality, natural resources, production and consumption patterns, decent work, climate change, inclusive and accountable societies, and global partnerships.

Read a detailed report on the 11 goals and 35 targets where FSC will make the most difference (only available in English).

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