FSC and the Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the United Nations (UN) adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This is intended to be a “plan of action for people, planet and prosperity” and “seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom” (UN, 2015). It sets the priority to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions, which is seen as an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

At the core of this agenda are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These 17 Goals, with their 169 targets, cover the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social, and environmental – with a strong focus on quality of life, justice, and equality, as well as the sustainable consumption, production, and use of natural resources.

FSC helps achieve sustainable forest management in the world, one of the targets of SDG 15 (Life on Land). The broad environmental, social, and economic focus of the FSC forest stewardship principles also contribute to the SDGs focused on poverty, equality, natural resources, production and consumption patterns, decent work, climate change, inclusive and accountable societies, and global partnerships.The work of FSC is helping achieve 40 targets under 14 sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Take a look at the short videos below or visit the FSC Marketing and Communications Toolkit for more information on FSC and the SDGs as part of the Together We Are FSC campaign.


FSC and SDG1 No Poverty

FSC and SDG2 Zero Hunger

FSC and SDG3 Good health and wellbeing

FSC and SDG4 Quality Education

FSC and SDG5 Gender Equality

FSC and SDG6 Clean water and sanitation

FSC and SDG8 Decent work and economic growth

FSC and SDG12 Responsible consumption and production

FSC and SDG13 Climate Action

FSC and SDG15 Life on Land

FSC and SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

FSC and SDG17 Partnership for the Goals

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