We would like to see much more close linkages to poverty goal. This is because healthy ecosystems are the basis for people’s lives, particularly those living in poverty, providing essential goods and services such as food, clean air, and water. We note the focus on wetlands and suggest that in accordance with the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment, forests and dry lands merit priority attention.
Read the combined statement delivered on behalf of the Women Major Group and other Groups about the Proposed goal 15: “Protect and restore terrestrial ecosystems and halt all biodiversity loss”, during the co-chairs meeting held in New York, on the 18 June 2014. Download here.