Interconnectedness of the Goals: Goal 15 & Goal 17
Updated: Nov 4, 2018
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One of the most exciting aspects of the Global Goals is their interconnectedness. Previously, the multiple areas of development have been treated rather separately within their own categories. Now, however, we have a way to explore how social, environmental and economic development are all related to one another. This year, we are exploring how each goal and their associated targets need to see the achievement of each other in order to be fulfilled as a whole.
Goal 15 aims to ensure we protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss, and Goal 17 aims to ensure there is a strong, developed and sustainable partnership to ensure the goals are met financially and technologically and through policy, trade and data monitoring.
Goal 17 is one of the foundations for the achievement of each of the goals, including Goal 15. Environmental conservation requires partnerships between the public, private and not-for-profit sector. It is important that we invest in environmental conservation technological development and data monitoring and reporting. It is also important that we work with other countries in order to ensure environmental conservation.