To sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.
Human life depends on the earth as much as the ocean for our sustenance and livelihoods. Plant life provides 80 percent of our human diet, and we rely on agriculture as an important economic resource and means of development. Forests account for 30 percent of the Earth’s surface, providing vital habitats for millions of species and important sources for clean air and water; as well as being crucial for combating climate change.
Today we are seeing unprecedented land degradation, and the loss of arable land at 30 to 35 times the historical rate. Drought and desertification is also on the rise each year, amounting to the loss of 12 million hectares and affects poor communities globally.
Forests cover nearly 31 per cent of our planet’s land area. From the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the food we eat – forests sustain us. Think about it. Around 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihood. Almost 75 per cent of the world’s poor are affected directly by land degradation. Did you know that forests are home to more than 80 per cent of all terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects? And of the 8,300 animal breeds known, 8 per cent are extinct and 22 per cent are at risk of extinction.
Mission 1: Addressing the 2030 Global Agenda
Mission 2: Greening the deserts and achieving land degradation neutrality
Mission 3: Reducing hunger and poverty through equitable growth
Mission 4: Improving governance and sustainable policies
Mission 5: Advancing Renewable & Clean Energy across the Globe
Mission 6: Achieving human security through adequate Water & Food management
In return we eagerly look forward to deploying our world-class strategies of Integrated assistance, Seamless assistance, Promoting development partnerships, and enhancing research and knowledge-sharing. Ultimately, we look to Achieving synergies for tackling complex, difficult issues flexibly with the field-based approach, with a view to fostering expertise for providing professional solutions through efficient and transparent operations. All these can be achieved with TGC’s support and expertise to make our World a much better place for our Children and our Grandchildren.