Ensuring Ambitious Action on Forests in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

August 2015

The inclusion of strong forest conservation targets and indicators in the UN post-2015 sustainable development agenda is essential in order to ensure effective implementation at the national level, mitigate climate change, mobilize resources to address extreme poverty and promote inclusive, sustainable growth. This brief discusses the final outcome on forests and land use in the sustainable development goals and targets, and assesses both the level of ambition and need for comprehensive indicators to measure action.