Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People

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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 discusses 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, this book will provide invaluable knowledge for efforts undertaken to reach the SDGs. This title is available as Open Access via Cambridge Core.


  • Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People
  • Sustainable Development Goals - Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Contents
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Executive Summary
  • Abbreviations
  • IntroductionBy Pia Katila, Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Wil de Jong, Glenn Galloway, Pablo Pacheco, Georg Winkel
  • Chapter 1 - SDG 1: No Poverty - Impacts of Social Protection, Tenure Security and Building Resilience on ForestsBy Kathleen Lawlor, Erin Sills, Stibniati Atmadja, Liwei Lin, Karnjana Songwathana
  • Chapter 2 - SDG 2: Zero Hunger - Challenging the Hegemony of Monoculture Agriculture for Forests and PeopleBy Terry C.H. Sunderland, Alida O'Connor, Giulia Muir, Lauren Nerfa, Giulia Rota Nodari, Camilla Wildmark, Nur Bahar, Amy Ickowitz
  • Chapter 3 - SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being - Framing Targets to Maximise Co-Benefits for Forests and PeopleBy Rosemary A. McFarlane, John Barry, Guéladio Cissé, Maya Gislason, Marta Gruca, Kerryn Higgs, Pierre Horwitz, Giang Huu Nguyen, Jane O'Sullivan, Subhashis Sahu, Colin D. Butler
  • Chapter 4 - SDG 4: Quality Education and Forests - ‘The Golden Thread’By Peter Kanowski, Dollie Yao, Stephen Wyatt
  • Chapter 5 - SDG 5: Gender Equality - A Precondition for Sustainable ForestryBy Seema Arora-Jonsson, Shruti Agarwal, Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Stephanie Keene, Priya Kurian, Anne M. Larson
  • Chapter 6 - SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation - Forest-Related Targets and Their Impacts on Forests and PeopleBy Jaime Amezaga, James Bathurst, Andrés Iroumé, Julia Jones, Rajan Kotru, Laxmi Dutt Bhatta, Elaine Springgay
  • Chapter 7 - SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy - How Access to Affordable and Clean Energy Affects Forests and Forest-Based LivelihoodsBy Pamela Jagger, Robert Bailis, Ahmad Dermawan, Noah Kittner, Ryan McCord
  • Chapter 8 - SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth - Potential Impacts on Forests and Forest-Dependent LivelihoodsBy Dietmar Stoian, Iliana Monterroso, Dean Current
  • Chapter 9 - SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure - Anticipating the Potential Impacts on Forests and Forest-Based LivelihoodsBy Maria Fernanda Tomaselli, Joleen Timko, Robert Kozak, Justin Bull, Sean Kearney, Jack Saddler, Susan van Dyk, Guangyu Wang, Xinxin Zhu
  • Chapter 10 - SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities - An Environmental Justice Perspective on Implications for Forests and PeopleBy Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Rodd Myers, Marlène Elias
  • Chapter 11 - SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities - Impacts on Forests and Forest-Based LivelihoodsBy Tahia Devisscher, Cecil Konijnendijk, Lorien Nesbitt, Jennifer Lenhart, Fabio Salbitano, Zhaohua Cindy Cheng, Shuaib Lwasa, Matilda van den Bosch
  • Chapter 12 - SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production - Potential Benefits and Impacts on Forests and LivelihoodsBy Patrick Schröder, Alexander S. Antonarakis, Jana Brauer, Abu Conteh, Ryo Kohsaka, Yuta Uchiyama, Pablo Pacheco
  • Chapter 13 - SDG 13: Climate Action - Impacts on Forests and PeopleBy Bas Louman, Rodney J. Keenan, Daniela Kleinschmit, Stibniati Atmadja, Almeida A. Sitoe, Isilda Nhantumbo, Ronnie de Camino Velozo, Jean Pierre Morales
  • Chapter 14 - SDG 14: Life below Water - Impacts on MangrovesBy Daniel A. Friess, Toe Toe Aung, Mark Huxham, Catherine Lovelock, Nibedita Mukherjee, Sigit Sasmito
  • Chapter 15 - SDG 15: Life on Land - The Central Role of Forests in Sustainable DevelopmentBy Jeffrey Sayer, Douglas Sheil, Glenn Galloway, Rebecca A. Riggs, Gavyn Mewett, Kenneth G. MacDicken, Bas Arts, Agni K. Boedhihartono, James Langston, David P. Edwards
  • Chapter 16 - SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions - A Political Ecology PerspectiveBy Constance L. McDermott, Emmanuel Acheampong, Seema Arora-Jonsson, Rebecca Asare, Wil de Jong, Mark Hirons, Kaysara Khatun, Mary Menton, Fiona Nunan, Mahesh Poudyal, Abidah Setyowati
  • Chapter 17 - SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals - Focus on Forest Finance and PartnershipsBy David Humphreys, Benjamin Singer, Kathleen McGinley, Roy Smith, Jessica Budds, Mónica Gabay, Shonil Bhagwat, Wil de Jong, Helen Newing, Charlotte Cross, Poshendra Satyal
  • Chapter 18 - Synergies, Trade-Offs and Contextual Conditions Shaping Impacts of the Sustainable Development Goals on Forests and PeopleBy Wil de Jong, Glenn Galloway, Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Pia Katila, Georg Winkel, Pablo Pacheco
  • Chapter 19 - The Impacts of the Sustainable Development Goals on Forests and People - Conclusions and the Way ForwardBy Georg Winkel, Glenn Galloway, Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Wil de Jong, Pia Katila, Pablo Pacheco

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