The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
represents an historic agreement among Member States of the United Nations for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. Its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs
) are to be achieved by the year 2030.
Biodiversity and healthy ecosystems are a foundation for sustainable development, and thus play a key role in supporting the achievement of all 17 SDGs, including and beyond SDGs 14 and 15 which address life below water and life on land.
Explore the SDG-Biodiversity Toolbox to learn more about the important role that biodiversity plays in sustainable development and achieving the SDGs.
Revision of these webpages was made possible with financial support provided by the European Union. Earlier content relating to the Biodiversity for Development Initiative was supported by the governments of France and Germany.