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PRESS RELEASE: Historic Deforestation Target in UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Requires Real Transformation

25 Sep, 2015

25 September 2015: The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) [1] congratulated the UN on the target to halt deforestation by 2020 [2] in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be adopted at the ongoing Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York. However it warns that it is unlikely that this bold target will be met unless the UN adopts a genuinely transformative sustainable development agenda. “Governments must start acting now to halt deforestation by 2020 and not race to the bottom …

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