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#SRI — 08.08.2019

The United Nations Sustainable Goal 15:

Sustainably Manage Forests, Combat Desertification, Halt and Reverse Land Degradation, Halt Biodiversity Loss.

 

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 15. 

Life on Land I Sustainable Development Goals I BNP Paribas

Yann Arthus Bertrand - A doe wandering freely in the Chevreuse valley, Yvelines, France (48°50’ N – 1°47’ E).

The deer population tripled in France between 1985 and 2000, and boars have proliferated over the last 15 years.  Wild game is causing more and more damage to farmland and therefore food production. “Wild animal environments” have been created on forest borders to provide sufficient food for the animals and to favor biodiversity.

 

According to the United Nations:

  • Forests represent almost 31% of the Earth’s surface and are instrumental in combating client change, protecting biodiversity and providing food security and shelter.

  • Thirteen million hectares of forests are disappearing every year.

BNP Paribas:

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

Our commitment to achieving SDG 15:

Agriculture will need to overcome the major challenges of rising global demand for food and climate change.  BNP Paribas and UNEP launched Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) in India: a new type of natural farming to achieve more virtuous production methods using less water, no pesticides or chemical fertilizers and favoring reforestation. 

“ BNP PARIBAS IS THRILLED TO SUPPORT SUCH AN IMPRESSIVE PROGRAMME WHICH SEES THE WELL-BEING OF FARMERS AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES AS VITAL FOR A SUSTAINABLE, PRODUCTIVE ECONOMY. AS A BANK, WE MAKE A POINT OF CREATING PARTNERSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT NOT ONLY LOOK AT FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, BUT ALSO AT POSITIVE IMPACTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY.”

Antoine Sire

Director of the Company Engagement Department - BNP Paribas

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