Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources
Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss
7.1 Proportion of land area covered by forest
Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
7.8 Proportion of population using an improved drinking water source
By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers
7.10 Proportion of urban population living in slums b*
Many of the environmental issues the world is facing today, from climate change to ozone depletion, are global in nature. With funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNDP supports international cooperation to promote sustainable development. The GEF is the largest fund for protecting the environment, with UNDP as one of the implementing agencies, along with UNEP and the World Bank...more >>>
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• Nine planet Earths would be required to absorb the world's carbon if every person had the same energy-rich lifestyle as people in developed countries.
• Nearly one billion people live in slums.
• 2.5 billion people-nearly half the population of the developing world-live without adequate sanitation.
• Since 1990, 1.6 billion more people gained access to safe drinking water.