Knowledge Note

"How efforts to achieve the SDGs will impact forests and forest-related livelihoods"

Forests provide vital ecosystem services crucial to human well-being and sustainable development, and have an important role to play in achieving the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Little attention, however, has yet focused on how efforts to achieve the SDGs will impact forests and forest-related livelihoods, and how these impacts may, in turn, enhance or undermine the contributions of forests to climate and development.

This book highlights the conditions that influence how SDGs are implemented and prioritised, and provides a systematic, multidisciplinary global assessment of interlinkages among the SDGs and their targets, increasing understanding of potential synergies and unavoidable trade-offs between goals. Ideal for academic researchers, students and decision-makers interested in sustainable development in the context of forests, the Executive Summary will provide invaluable knowledge for efforts undertaken to reach the SDGs. This full title is available as Open Access via Cambridge Core here.

Published by Cambridge University Press and Edited by Pia Katila, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) , Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Cornell University, New York and Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) , Wil de Jong, Kyoto University, Japan , Glenn Galloway, University of Florida , Pablo Pacheco, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) , Georg Winkel, European Forest Institute (EFI), Germany.