According to the concept of Sustainability, people need to make sure they don’t use up the earth and its resources, taking them from future generations. In September 2015, all 193 nations in the United Nations adopted 17 ambitious goals for the world to reach by 2030. These goals, officially known as “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” describe the world we want, and those goals apply to all nations. This is a plan of action for people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership. These are the simplified goals.

1. End poverty
2. End hunger and achieve food security
3. Ensure healthy lives
4. Ensure inclusive education
5. Achieve gender equality
6. Ensure availability of water and sanitation
7. Ensure access to sustainable energy
8. Promote inclusive economic growth
9. Build resilient infrastructure
10. Reduce inequality among countries
11. Make cities safe and sustainable
12. Ensure sustainable development
13. Urgent action to combat climate change
14. Conserve the ocean
15. Protect terrestrial ecosystems
16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies
17. Strengthen the global partnership

In Hundred Acre Hollows, we are especially interested in goal 15:

“Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
15.3 By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world
15.4 By 2030, ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development
15.5 Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species
15.6 Promote fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and promote appropriate access to such resources, as internationally agreed
15.7 Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products
15.8 By 2020, introduce measures to prevent the introduction and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems and control or eradicate the priority species
15.9 By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts

15.a Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems
15.b Mobilize significant resources from all sources and at all levels to finance sustainable forest management and provide adequate incentives to developing countries to advance such management, including for conservation and reforestation
15.c Enhance global support for efforts to combat poaching and trafficking of protected species, including by increasing the capacity of local communities to pursue sustainable livelihood opportunities.”