UNESCO Biosphere Reserves & the Sustainable Development Goals

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and the Sustainable Development Goals

August - October 2017

191 Answers, 3 Recommendations

 

Download the full report here: UNESCO Biosphere Reserves & the Sustainable Development Goals

Report conclusion

Our aims were to provide a platform for citizen participation in developing UNESCO Biosphere Reserves as global models towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In order to help create resilient and sustainable communities, to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals and to disseminate the gathered lessons from throughout the Biosphere Reserve global network.

This Community Insights Report has been made possible by the digital participation of 191 people from over 40 different countries. The project has reached over 50,000 people indirectly, via social media. It is therefore a truly collaborative effort and the results will be disseminated throughout our networks. We request that you also forward this Community Insights Report to raise awareness of the SDGs, the potential of SDG centric businesses and to inform decision making within UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

We are committed to the three resulting Recommendations:

UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVES TO BECOME SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS HUBS TO LEVERAGE THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF THE UNESCO DESIGNATION

UNESCO Biosphere Reserves as an enabling and inspiring space for businesses which align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. BRs acting as facilitators rather than implementers of sustainable development, catalysing and leveraging opportunities for sustainable businesses.

Linked to 140 participants

USE UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE DESIGNATION TO MAXIMISE LOCAL ASSETS TO DELIVER LOCAL AND GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES AND BENEFITS

Harness the potential of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation and the skills and experience of citizens to facilitate, accelerate and incubate opportunities for local and global residents.

Linked to 133 participants

USE THE UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE DESIGNATION TO MAKE GLOBALLY VISIBLE CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES WHO ACTIVELY MAXIMISING LOCAL ASSETS FOR ECONOMIC BENEFIT

Promote and raise the profile of citizens economic activities and initiatives under UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation both locally and globally. In order to spread knowledge, access new markets, be immediately identifiable and connect with economic benefit whilst aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Linked to 138 participants

We hope that this Community Insights Report will increase opportunity for local citizens to benefit from UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation and to unlock the potential it holds for economic development.

Download the full report here: UNESCO Biosphere Reserves & the Sustainable Development Goals

with financial support from the EU

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