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The United Nations Sustainable Goal 17:

Revitalize the global partnership for Sustainable Development.

 

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consist of 17 key commitments that strive to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.

Yann Arthus Bertrand has chosen this photo to represent the challenges of meeting the United Nations SDG 17. 

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Yann Arthus Bertrand - Pink Ebony on the Kaw Mountain, French Guiana (4°30’ N – 52°00’ O).

Before its spectacular flowers bloom, this tree in the Guyanese forest loses all of its leaves.  In this ocean of green, its pink flowers are a testament to low numbers of this species.  Unlike forests in temperate zones where you can have single species or just a few, tropical forests can have thousands of plant species.  Forests with a biodiversity such as this must be managed differently.  Between 2010 and 2015, forests in South America  lost 2 million hectares per year. 

 

 

According to the United Nations, to achieve the 17 SDGs, there must be global partnerships uniting governments, the international community, civil society, the private sector and all other contributors such as scientists, academia and of course individuals.   

BNP Paribas:

BNP Paribas fully contributes to achieving all 17 SDGs through a large range of actions and initiatives.

Our commitment to achieving SDG 17:

In order to support local scientific communities and their research on climate change, the BNP Paribas Foundation partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support and co-fund the One Planet Fellowship.  This program leverages French, African and European expertise to support research on climate adaptation in Africa, one of the continents most vulnerable to climate change. Managed by African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and Agropolis Foundation, the One Planet Fellowship takes a gender-based approach to climate change adaptation and agriculture, in order to reflect the crucial role played by women in this area. 

 

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