Goal 13: Climate Action. Human life depends on the earth as much as the ocean for our sustenance and livelihoods. Plant life provides 80 percent of the human diet, and we rely on agriculture as an important economic resources. Human life depends on the earth as much as the ocean for our sustenance and livelihoods. Goal 15: Life on Land. Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. Definition: Indicator 15.3.1 is the proportion of land that is degraded over total land area. Plant life provides 80 percent of our human diet, and we rely on agriculture as an important economic resource and means of development. Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities; Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities; Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; Goal 13: Climate Action; Goal 14: Life Below Water; Goal 15: Life on Land; Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions; Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals; How Dallas College Supports the 17 Sustainable Development Goals View Goal 15 Targets. Goal 14: Life Below Water. Goal #15: Life on Land For the United Nations Sustainable Cities Initiative, Goal #15 is about life on land. Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy. Goal 15: Life on land. Goal 15; Life On Land Human life depends on the earth as much as the ocean for our sustenance and livelihoods. Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities . SDG Indicator 15.3.1 End desertification and land degradation. Goal 15: Life on land Goal 15 targets 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 We are all part of the planet’s ecosystem and we have caused severe damage to it through deforestation, loss of natural habitats and land degradation. Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals Goal 15: Life on land Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss Sustaining life on land means preserving and restoring terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystems such as forests, wetlands, grasslands, drylands and mountains by halting deforestation, fragmentation and overgrazing and reversing desertification and land degradation. Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. Goal 15: Life on land. Why Goal 15: Life on Land matters? Goal 15 in Action Explore the Targets A flourishing life on land is the foundation for our life on this planet. For Baltimore, the indicators identified by the University of Baltimore to date for this goal are as follows: Desertification. Plant life provides 80 percent of the human diet, and we rely on agriculture as an important economic resources. Goal: 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. 2.6 billion people depend directly on agriculture, but 52 per cent of the land used for agriculture is moderately or severely affected by soil degradation; As of 2008, land degradation affected 1.5 billion people globally; Arable land loss is estimated at 30 to 35 times the historical rate Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.