LIFE ON EARTH

The YAD-Pakistan’s response towards Goal: 15: Life on Earth
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss. Healthy ecosystems protect the planet and sustain livelihoods. Forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in particular, provide myriad environmental goods and services clean air and water, biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation. Forests and rangelands sustain a range of industries, generate jobs and income and act as a source of food, medicine and fuel for more than a billion people. Today, however, natural resources are deteriorating, ecosystems are stressed and biological diversity is being lost across the globe. Land use changes, including deforestation, result in a loss of valuable habitats, a decrease in clean water, land degradation, soil erosion and the release of carbon into the atmosphere. They contribute to the loss of valuable economic assets and livelihood opportunities.

YAD-Pakistan promotes sustainable approaches to natural resource management. The Organization’s assessment reports such as those on soils, forests and land degradation provide a basis for evidence-based decision-making. Multi-stakeholder alliances support inclusive governance approaches that promote a balance between conservation and development action. We need good, accurate data on land use and impact of this usage to be able to combat the destruction of fragile ecosystems. We need to be able to understand the true cost of human actions and use this data to reverse the effects of overuse of land. Mountains and coasts are also under threat because land there is being exploited causing droughts and floods which in turn lead to food and water shortages.
  • We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all
  • Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forest, combat desertification, halt and reserve land degradation and halt bio diversity loss in Pakistan
  • Celebration of nature through the eyes of students, beauty of the beasts engaging student to capture the grandeur and magnificence of animals indigenous to their areas through original artwork and poetry in Pakistan
  • Formulation the law, legislation, policies action plan protecting the planet, fighting the threat of deforestation is of paramount importance in Pakistan
  • Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and dry lands, in line with obligations under international agreements in Pakistan
  • Promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation in Pakistan
  • Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world
  • Ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development
  • Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species in Pakistan
  • 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
  • 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 in Pakistan
  • 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 in Pakistan
  • Integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts in Pakistan
  • Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems in Pakistan
  • Mobilize significant resources from all sources and at all levels to finance sustainable forest management and provide adequate incentives to advance such management, including for conservation and reforestation in Pakistan
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 in Pakistan