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In June, the UN pays special attention to the environment and defines 3 main goals – SDG13, SDG14 and SDG 15.

SDG13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts – Draws attention to the problem of climate change and the need to use renewable energy sources. The key document is the Paris Agreement adopted in December 2015, the main task of which is to limit global warming to 1.5°C abovepre-industrial levels. During this period, the June UN climate Meetings are taking place in preparation for COP 29.


SDG14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources. Healthy oceans and seas are essential to human existence and life on Earth. The Ocean is intrinsic to our life on earth. Covering three-quarters of the Earth’s surface, contain 97 percent of the Earth’s water, and represent 99 percent of the living space on the planet by volume. They provide key natural resources including food, medicines, biofuels and other products; help with the breakdown and removal of waste and pollution; and their coastal ecosystems act as buffers to reduce damage from storms. They also act as the planet’s greatest carbon sink.

One of the latest documents in the field of biodiversity conservation and a sustainable future for water resources around the world is the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Agreement in 2023 that provides a legal framework for all activities in the ocean and seas.

SDG15 – Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss –  It is to protect and restore terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and stop biodiversity loss.

The United Nations continues to make progress to address these intertwined challenges, bolstered by the July 2022 milestone resolution that established the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right


Read more about Goal 13: https://www.globalgoals.org/goals/13-climate-action/

Read more about Goal 14:  https://www.globalgoals.org/goals/14-life-below-water/

Read more about Goal 15: https://www.globalgoals.org/goals/15-life-on-land/

Articles & Interviews

António Guterres. UN must lead ‘surge in diplomacy’

Elena Feoktistova. Farther away from the brink

Diplomat in swimming costume. Icy reception by Lewis Pugh

Ivana Modena. Sustainable development is a holistic way of life.