Sustainable Development Goals

Strengthening institutions for equitable environmental governance addresses a range of SDGs, by:

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  • facilitating more efficient resource use and adoption of technologies in ways that increase agricultural productivity and expand employment opportunities, particularly for women and youth
  • ensuring equal rights to land and other natural resources and productive assets, especially for poor and vulnerable groups
  • building resilient food production systems to provide poor and marginalized women, men and youth with more income and nutrition
  • promoting sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, while reducing food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses

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  • promoting pro-poor and gender equitable development policies, including policies governing rights to access and benefit from natural resources, and to have an equal voice in management decisions
  • catalyzing rural enterprise development, advancing gender equality and youth opportunities through improved job creation and entrepreneurship
  • promoting social, economic, and political inclusion for all, including indigenous peoples and ethnic or religious minorities

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  • strengthening resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters
  • raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management, including participation of women, youth, and marginalized communities
  • protecting and restoring marine and coastal ecosystems, and maintaining access for small-scale fishers to marine resources and markets
  • enabling conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and services, including forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands

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  • building positive economic, social, and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas through regional development planning
  • helping to reduce violence, ensure equal access to justice for all resource users, and promote equitable institutions for conflict management
  • sustaining multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources to support achievement of the SDGs