United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 aims to protect, restore, and promote the conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss. Land degradation is a major threat to sustainable development, as it can lead to food insecurity, water scarcity, climate change, and the loss of biodiversity. SDG 15 calls for action to protect and restore land ecosystems, including forests, grasslands, and wetlands. It also calls for the sustainable management of forests and the halting of desertification.
This hub is a clearinghouse for research on UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15: Life on Land, published across Springer Nature. It features selected research from Springer Nature's journals, special issues, and cross-journal article collections, as well as selected books and book chapters. The curated research covers topics including sustainable forestry, biodiversity conservation, and land degradation neutrality, and more.