United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are part of,
a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 SDGs are integrated meaning that action in one area will affect outcomes in others — development must balance social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
SDGs are a great way to see and compare co-benefits of various forestry carbon projects. The overarching goals and sub-targets are useful to benchmark progress and highlight how forestry carbon projects also impact other areas like alleviating poverty, filtering water, and protecting life on land.
We adhere to this framework when looking at shared benefits because it provides a shared language and benchmarks for achieving positive climate action.