What is SDGs?
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda) is a set of international development goals from 2016 to 2030, which was adopted by the UN Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015 building on the success of Millennium Development Goals.
The 2030 Agenda listed "Sustainable Development Goals" consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets in order to eradicate poverty and realize a sustainable world. SDGs are universal goals applicable, not only to developing countries but also developed countries, and pledge "No One is Left Behind" through the implementation process.
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Activities at REDD Research and Development Center and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
REDD R& D Center is carrying out the development of methods related to REDD-plus (activities aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions through curbing deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries) and the promotion of dissemination and awareness of the REDD-plus including the publication of technical manuals. Through these activities, we are contributing to the implementation of climate change mitigation and to the promotion sustainable forest conservation and management in developing countries. We believe that such efforts will contribute to biodiversity conservation, maintenance of water resources in developing countries, improvement of the living environment of local communities and improvement of livelihood of local residents.
Moreover, we are working together with various stakeholders including government agencies, private sector, research institutes, NGOs and local people in developing countries for following purposes:
- Development of methods for an efficient measurement of the amount of carbon dioxide (forest carbon stock) that the forest has absorbed from the atmosphere.
- Technical supports for disseminating the above developed methods to developing countries.
- Policy-making contributions through analysis of forest- related international and national institutions in developing countries.
Our research and development for REDD-plus promotion and the technical assistance for developing countries involving various stakeholders are contribute to the three SDGs in particular as shown below: SDG 13 (take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts), SDG 15 (sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss), and SDG 17 (revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development).