This year marks the 75th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations and the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development, created to ensure the prosperity of everyone and the planet, now and into the future.
At its core we can find the Sustainable Development Goals, 17 interlinked objectives that serve as a blueprint to achieve sustainable development. Biodiversity and ecosystem conservation are key features across many of these goals and associated targets.
From the 18th to the 26th of September, the United Nations hosted the Global Goals Week online to celebrate this anniversary. During the past week, over 100 partners joined their voices to inform and mobilize communities and demand urgent action.
Our four Inspire4Nature PhD lab members participated in this week by showcasing in short videos how their respective projects relate with SDGs and/or Aichi targets:
Prabhat Raj Dahal explains how he is improving terrestrial habitat and area of habitat maps in his project “Advancing quantitative analysis for improving IUCN Red List assessment of species”.
Carmen Soria is investigating how species are affected differently by climate change and how they will be affected in the future based on the characteristics they possess in her project “Projected effect of global change on species’ change in extinction risk”.
Ivon Cuadros is contributing to find synergies between biodiversity conservation and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in her project “How will halting biodiversity loss affect the achievement of other Sustainable Development Goals?”.
Maria Lumbierres is also working on improving terrestrial habitat and area of habitat maps, alongside identifying potential Key Biodiversity Areas based on their irreplaceability, in her project “Where will further Key Biodiversity Areas be identified? A modelling approach to focus efforts”.