Description

Forest area as a percentage of total land area ( AAA )

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements

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Data

The national figures in the global assessments are reported by the countries themselves following standardized format, definitions and reporting years.

FAO carries out global forest resources assessments at 5 year intervals, the results of the FRA 2015 will be released in September 2015 and next assessment will most likely be in 2020

Linkages: 6.6


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Sources

The list of indicator proposals (as of 11 August 2015) used for the IAEG-SDG Open Consultation with Civil Society, Academia and Private Sector.