Goal 15 - Life on land

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
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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 More information on indicator 15.1.115.1.1 Forest area as a proportion of total land area Percentage 2015 38 2010 38 Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Numerator: Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015,
Denominator: Statistics Canada Summary Table for Land and freshwater area, by province and territory
15.1.2 Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, by ecosystem type Exploring data sources
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 15.2.1 Progress towards sustainable forest management 5 sub-indicators            
More information on indicator 15.2.1.a15.2.1.a Forest area net change rate
Percentage (per year) ... ... 2010-2015 0% Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015
15.2.1.b Above-ground biomass stock in forestTable note 1
Tonnes/hectare 2010 98 2005 99 Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015
More information on indicator 15.2.1.c15.2.1.c Proportion of forest area located within legally established protected areas
Percentage 2000-2006 6.8 ... ... Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015
15.2.1.d Proportion of forest area under a long term forest management plan
Percentage 2010 59 ... ... Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015
More information on indicator 15.2.1.e15.2.1.e Forest area under an independently verified forest management certification scheme
Hectares 2016 167,797,442 2015 166,163,538 Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Certification Canada - Canadian Statistics
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 15.3.1 Proportion of land that is degraded over total land area Exploring data sources
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 15.4.1 Coverage by protected areas of important sites for mountain biodiversity Exploring data sources
15.4.2 Mountain Green Cover IndexTable note 2 Exploring data sources
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 15.5.1.PR Canadian Species IndexTable note 3 Percent change from 1970 baselineTable note 4 2014 -10 2013 -9 Environment and Climate Change Canada  
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 15.6.1.PR Has Canada adopted legislative, administrative and policy frameworks to ensure fair and equitable sharing of benefits, since the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (2010)Table note 5 Yes / No 2017 No ... ... Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) The Access and Benefit-sharing Clearing-House
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 15.7.1 Proportion of traded wildlife that was poached or illicitly trafficked Exploring data sources
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 15.8.1.PR Does Canada adopt relevant national legislation for the prevention or control of invasive alien species?Table note 6 Yes/No 2018 Yes ... ... Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) An Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Canada
15.9 By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts 15.9.1 Progress towards national targets established in accordance with Aichi Biodiversity Target 2 of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 Indicator under development
15.a Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems 15.a.1 Official development assistance and public expenditure on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems
2 Sub Indicators            
15.a.1.a Official development assistance on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystemsTable note 7
US$ Millions 2015 60,911,123 2014 44,016,478 OECDTable note 8Table note 9 OECD Statistics
15.a.1.b Public expenditures on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystemsTable note 10
Canadian dollars (CAN$) 2016 1,477,000,000 2015 1,454,000,000 Statistics CanadaTable note 11 Table 385-0041
15.b Mobilize significant resources from all sources and at all levels to finance sustainable forest management and provide adequate incentives to developing countries to advance such management, including for conservation and reforestation 15.b.1 Official development assistance and public expenditure on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems US$ Millions 2016 895,186 2015 1,928,266 OECDTable note 12 OECD Statistics
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 15.c.1 Proportion of traded wildlife that was poached or illicitly trafficked Exploring data sources
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