For many, a warming climatic system is expected to impact the availability of basic necessities like freshwater, food security, and energy, while efforts to redress climate change, both through adaptation and mitigation, will similarly inform and shape the global development agenda. Poor and developing countries, particularly least developed countries, will be among those most adversely affected and least able to cope with the anticipated shocks to their social, economic and natural systems.
Forests have a significant role in reducing the risk of natural disasters, including floods, droughts, landslides and other extreme events. At global level, forests mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration, contribute to the balance of oxygen, carbon dioxide and humidity in the air and protect watersheds, which supply 75% of freshwater worldwide.
Technology, science, Innovation, research, development, and deployment, of SDG solutions are core elements and means of strategically supporting a future in natural capital, social capital and human capital, empowering them to make decisions that offer the greatest value across all capitals
Utilizing data to protect, restore and take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Creating information from data to conserve and sustainably use natural resources for sustainable development, reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss, fight environmental crime and support local and indigenous communities in earth stewardship jobs.
The Big Wild is focused on the UNSD Goals number 13, 14,15 and 17.