PROTECT, RESTORE AND PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE USE OF TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS , SUSTAINABLY MANAGE FORESTS, COMBAT DESERTIFICATION, AND HALT AND REVERSE LAND DEGRADATION AND HALT BIODIVERSITY LOSS.

This goal is about protecting our natural resources and wildlife.

Why does SDG15 matter to Timor-Leste?

Relevant Target for
Timor-Leste

15.1 by 2020 ensure conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements


15.2 by 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded FORESTS, and increase afforestation and reforestation by x% globally


15.3 by 2020, combat desertification, and restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land- degradation neutral world

15.4 by 2030 ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, to enhance their capacity to provide benefits which are essential for sustainable development

15.5 take urgent and significant action to reduce degradation of natural habitat, halt the loss of BIODIVERSITY, and by 2020 protect and prevent the EXTINCTION of threatened species


15.6 ensure fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources, and promote appropriate access to genetic resources

15.7 take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna, and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products

15.8 by 2020 introduce measures to prevent the introduction and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems, and control or eradicate the priority species

15.9 by 2020, integrate ecosystems and biodiversity values into national and LOCAL PLANNING, development processes and poverty reduction strategies, and accounts


15.a Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems

15.b mobilize significantly RESOURCES FROM ALL SOURCES AND AT ALL LEVELS to finance sustainable forest management, and provide adequate incentives to developing countries to advance sustainable forest management, including for conservation and reforestation


15.c Enhance global support for efforts to combat poaching and trafficking of protected species, including by increasing the capacity of local communities to pursue sustainable livelihood opportunities

SDG 1 takes a multi-dimensional view of poverty and therefore requires multiple, coordinated responses. Local governments are in the ideal position to identify people living in poverty on the ground, and to target resources and services to help them escape it.

Our responsibilities for local basic services, such as water and sanitation, make us key partners in the achievement of SDG1.

We can also play a role by developing local economic development strategies to create jobs and raise incomes, and by building the resilience of our communities to shocks and disasters.

OTHER RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL AGENDAS

  • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
  • Financing for Development
  • Habitat III