Seven years to save nature and people: a proposed set of policies and actions for the SDG Summit
The state of biodiversity is in severe decline, with deforestation, land degradation and species extinctions all moving in the wrong direction to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, according to this IUCN report. The report recommends a set of actions that are urgently needed to correct the course and accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. The report, “Seven years to save nature and people: A proposed set of policies and actions for the SDG Summit”, examines the four ‘nature-related’ Goals: for clean water and sanitation, climate action, life below water and life on land (Goals 6, 13, 14 and 15 respectively). IUCN is the custodian of five indicators for SDGs 14 and 15, based on the work on protected areas and the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.