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Monday 15 January 13:53

Goal 15: Life on land

Goal 15 is 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.

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Biodiversity is a vital foundation for Earth's life sustaining systems and forms the basis of our current and future welfare, as is stated in the Convention on Biological Diversity. Long-term sustainable use of natural resources and ecosystem services is an important factor for enabling people to lift themselves out of poverty permanently. It is up to both developed and developing countries to take responsibility for this.

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Researchers on goal 15

“Biodiversity is all the really cool things that we have on this planet" - Watch interview with Allison Perrigo, Coordinator of the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Center at University of Gothenburg, about goal 15 (2018).

Watch interview with Alexandre Antonelli, Biological & Environmental Sciences at University of Gothenburg, about goal 15 (2017).


Watch interview with Alexandre Antonelli, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, and Ulrika Palme, Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers, on goal 15 (in Swedish, 2017).

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The Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre has a global outlook, extending well beyond the borders of its home base in Sweden. It is a collaborative effort amongst thirteen partner institutions and hosted at University of Gothenburg. The centre and its partners bring together scientists and the public to create a greater understanding and appreciation for the natural world around us.
Read more about The Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre

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