The Sustainable Development Goals Policy Briefs highlight a hotspot of environmental concern. The evidence provided builds on the scientific data and information hosted on the online platform Environment Live, and is complemented by stories from around the world. Readers are invited to explore the numerous clickable links throughout the Brief.
Biodiversity loss is caused by a range of different pressures, from habitat loss due to agricultural expansion, pollution or desertification to invasive alien species and climate change. At the root of every issue is one common thread: the unsustainable use of land and resources.
|14.5.1||Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas.|
|15.1.2||Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas.|
|15.4.1||Coverage by protected areas of key sites for mountain biodiversity.|
|15.9.1||Progress towards targets established in accordance with Aichi Target 2.|
|15.a.1/b.1||Official development assistance and public expenditure on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.|