SDG 15
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What is the goal about?

Conserving and protecting freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, forests and biodiversity from deforestation, desertification and alien species.

How does that relate to the Lebanon context?

Lebanon, with a unique biodiversity, has an identity that is inseparable from the cedar—and yet, its forests are at grave risk. Development after the civil war has come at a cost to the natural ecosystems mainly due to unsustainable urban growth.

Key Statistics

Did you know…

…that Lebanon has a very high biodiversity compared to the region, with 0,25 different species per square kilometre?

…that growing urbanization is estimated to consume about 5 km2 of natural areas every year in Lebanon?

Goals in action

UNDP Egypt

In Egypt, small farmers embrace the entrepreneurial spirit

When the Arab Spring blew over Egypt in early 2011, most investors predicted chaos and fled, pushing already massive unemployment even higher and plunging the economy into profound uncertainty. MORE >

UNDP Sudan

Women farmers promote food security in North Kordofan

In Bara, a locality in North Kordofan that encompasses 90 tiny villages, the greenery can be deceptive. The flat desert sprawls for miles around, dotted with tiny villages where the only colors to be seen are the bright clothes of women coming back from their weekly trip to the central market of Bara town. MORE >

UNDP Sudan

New techniques help farmers adapt to climate change in Sudan

Ahmed Eldaw, like his fellow farmers and pastoralists in northern Sudan, used to practice a form of subsistence agriculture that depended solely on the erratic floods of the Atbara River. MORE >

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