Forests and biodiversity
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Steering Committee
Members & Contributors
Name Organization
Akisha TownsendWorld Animal Net
Carlos MarentesLA VIA CAMPESINA - International Peasant Movement
Eduardo ArenasReforestamos Mexico
Gisbert GlaserInternational Council for Science (ICSU)
John HontelezForest Stewardship Council
Mans NilssonStockholm Environment Institute
Marie-Luise AbshagenForum Umwelt und Entwicklung
Matthew Reading SmithStakeholder Forum
Nora PappInternational Council for Science (ICSU)
Papy BulembiLe Groupe de Recherche - Action pour le Developpement Integral
SOTIRIS KAMENOPOULOSTecnhical University of Crete
stella joyActive Remedy Ltd
Tcharbuahbokengo NFINNFederation of Environmental and Ecological Diversity for Agricultural Revampment and Human Rights (FEEDAR & HR)
Veronika KissCEEweb for Biodiversity
Yunus ArikanICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Zelia CordeiroVIVAT International

As a registered (online registered, through this website) major groups organization, you may contribute to the work of Steering Committees of the Thematic Clusters by uploading articles, background or position papers that relates to the Thematic Cluster and towards formulation of a Sustainable Development Goal of that particular cluster. See full list of Thematic Clusters here.

We cannot think about freshwater and the global water cycle without thinking about mixed forests and biodiversity. These play an absolutely indispensable and pivotal role in water, climate and the evo...
Active Remedy Ltd on 11:35 am, 13 Nov, 2014
Stakeholder Forum has produced a 'Summary of targets from proposals in the SDGs e-Inventory under the OWG’s 19 Focus Areas'. A section is devoted to targets and indicators related to ecosystems and ...
Stakeholder Forum on 7:00 am, 7 Apr, 2014
In today’s world the challenge of sustainable mining is more than critical.
In accordance with the "RIO+20: The Future We Want" document, paragraphs 227 and 228:
“227. We acknowledge that minera...
Tecnhical University of Crete on 1:12 pm, 16 Feb, 2014
Mining is a serious threat to local biodiversity due to the sector’s decades-long environmental degradation. This threat continues to grow as the mining sector encourages new projects in remote, bio...
VIVAT International on 4:11 pm, 10 Feb, 2014
The activities of mankind constitute the largest and most dangerous threat to biodiversity. Habitat loss, fragmentation through human clearance of native habitats, pollution, and climate change all gr...
World Animal Net on 3:06 pm, 4 Feb, 2014
A contribution of DIVERSITAS (international programme of biodiversity science) and
ICSU (International Council for Science)
International Council for Science (ICSU) on 10:35 pm, 31 Jan, 2014
In order to inform the deliberations of the Eighth Session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Stakeholder Forum has conducted an analysis of t...
Stakeholder Forum on 1:27 pm, 31 Jan, 2014
In its statement on 8 September 2013, in conjunction with the 2013 International BiodiverCities Conference, ICLEI BiodiverCities Advisory Committee acknowledged the importance of urban biodiversity in...
Cities and Biodiversity Outlook – Action and Policy stems from CBD COP Decision X/22 in 2010 requesting the Executive Secretary of the CBD to prepare an assessment of the links and opportunities bet...
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) calls for the inclusion of a goal or target on forests in the Sus-tainable Development Goals (SDGs). It proposes that this could be formulated as:
By 2020,

Forest Stewardship Council on 12:48 pm, 28 Jan, 2014
Forests making significant contributions to sustainable development while facing major challenges, it is crucial to capture their multiple benefits and to mitigate risks in the post-2015 Development A...
International Council for Science (ICSU) on 10:44 am, 28 Jan, 2014
A contribution of Stockholm Resilience Centre and ICSU (International Council for Science) for the 8th Session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, New York,...
International Council for Science (ICSU) on 4:05 am, 28 Jan, 2014
Human life depends on intact ecosystems and the conservation and restoration of terrestrial and marine biodiversity. Today, animal and plant extinction dramatically surpasses the natural extinction ra...
Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung on 5:53 am, 22 Jan, 2014
More than one billion people live in forests or directly depend on forest products for their livelihood. Only natural and near-natural forests can fulfill these important economic functions. Neverthel...
Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung on 5:50 am, 22 Jan, 2014
This paper, Integrating Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Goal Structure, Target Areas and Means of Implementation, looks at biodiversity and ecosystem services ...
Stockholm Environment Institute on 9:47 am, 21 Jan, 2014
La dimension que revêt aujourd'hui la protection des ressources naturelles aussi bien végétales et animales est d'une grande importance. Cette diversité favorise le maintien de l'environnement dan...
In order to tackle the current 1. environmental, e.g. overusing the Earth's natural resources, 2. social, e.g. growing inequalities as well as 3. economic, e.g. increasing financial and economic break...
CEEweb for Biodiversity on 9:44 am, 12 Mar, 2013
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