Terrestrial Ecosystems

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Goal 15- Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to conserve and restore the use of terrestrial ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, drylands and mountains by 2020. Promoting the sustainable management of forests and halting deforestations is also vital to mitigating the impact of climate change. Urgent action must be taken to reduce the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity which are part of our common heritage.

Ecological balance crucial for food security in India: Shyam Khadka, FAO

End Hunger Production and Consumption Climate Change Terrestrial Ecosystems South Asia Africa Interviews
Shyam Khadka, the representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in India, believes that South Asia with its huge population load will be a driving force for global SDGs particularly from the point of poverty reduction and food security. Excerpts from an exclusive interview to OneWorld South Asia:

Impact Conclave seeks to appreciate multi-centricity and non-linearity of development challenges: Swapnil Shekhar, Sambodhi

Work and Economy Terrestrial Ecosystems South Asia Interviews
The Impact Conclave 2016 aims to provide a platform for high level discussions between politicians, bureaucrats, civil society actors and academics from across disciplines to analyse and showcase impact towards informing thought and action within the development ecosystem. The flagship event of the Impact Conclave has been envisioned against the backdrop of the transition from the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)