Plant Conservation and the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2016, BGCI carried out a review of how and where plant conservation actions contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.  While the closest linkages are with SDG15 – Life on Land – there are also clear linkages with goals to end poverty and hunger and to ensure good health (SDGs 1, 2 and 3), as well as those focusing on clean water, renewable energy, sustainable cities, responsible consumption and climate action (SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12 and 13).

The review was published as a policy paper that was presented at the conference of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation, which was held at Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, USA from 28-29 June 2016.

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  • Plant Conservation and the Sustainable Development Goals

    Policy and Advocacy / Publication / English

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