2018 Goal 7 assessment

Published: November 1, 2018

Key Messages

  • Goal 7 was achieved in 2015 through the inclusion of land use and forests (Article 5) in the Paris Agreement.
  • Of 165 countries that have submitted nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, 116 countries included land use as part of a quantified emissions target. Given the proper ambition and speed of action, the land-use sector could contribute about 25 percent of the global emissions reductions needed by 2050 to keep warming at or below 1.5°C.
  • A framework for operationalizing the Paris Agreement by providing finance for REDD+ is currently being piloted.

Further Resources

2018 Goal 7 assessment
2018 Goal 7 assessment [Low Resolution]
2018 Goal 7 assessment [Low Resolution]