September 6th, 2017

Land and the SDGs

Sustainable Development

Think of land use as the most important bridge between the SDGs. Farm land is the key to the survival of millions of smallholder farmers. Land is the key to our food supply. Land rights determine social status, women’s empowerment, and the survival or destruction of cultures, especially of indigenous peoples. Carbon stored on the land will make or break the efforts to stop climate change. Land use in mining will affect energy supplies and material inputs for production. And perhaps most dramatically, land use practices will determine the survival or extinction of millions of other species.



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