As the UN puts it: Forests cover 30.7 per cent of the Earth’s surface and, in addition to providing food security and shelter, they are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of indigenous peoples. By protecting forests and other habitats, we will be able to strengthen natural resource management and increase land productivity.
RSP Competences sdg15 Life on land
Understand how human life depends and impacts on natural habitats and their biodiversity and how current socio-environmental systems are having a serious impact on earth and oceanic habitats and biodiversity.
Be aware of the impact of our consumption model in the global north on the life, land and water systems elsewhere in the world and how it is reducing global biodiversity, both in the global north and south.
Understand that the problems that wildlife habitats face; go beyond consumption patterns and affected people and wildlife and work with people both within and beyond the learners’ own context to explore issues to find ways of protecting them.
Adopt a critical view in assessing the rationales and actions of current forms of managing and exploiting natural habitats and resources in the world.
Visualise alternative futures that preserve natural habitats in a sustainable way.
Understand the impact of our consumer decisions on other communities and natural habitats.
Present alternatives to the status quo on wildlife habitats that will provide more protection.
Accept personal responsibility for preserving life on land on the planet.
Identify collective practices that can be adopted to improve the sustainability of life on land.
Recognise how alternatives for food provision do exist that are less aggressive to natural habitats and help local communities in those habitats.
Explore with external stakeholders how wildlife habitats and communities can be sustained with innovative approaches.
Assess and take decisions for a solution to socio-environmental conflicts about biodiversity.