Environmental issues underpin several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and it is important to recognise the cross-cutting contribution that environmental strategies can make. This project, which involves the University of Cambridge Department of Geography, BirdLife International, RSPB, FFI and IIED, will undertake an analysis of a portfolio of recent/current CCI member-led programmes through a review of project documents and project manager interviews. Initial scoping suggests that these projects contribute to a diverse set of SDGs – but how significant are these contributions, are they measurable, and could conservation projects be designed in ways that increase their SDG-relevant impact? The project draws upon the experience of CCI organisations to identify the key questions that need to be answered regarding biodiversity conservation and the SDGs, and in so doing will help to set a future agenda for research.
This project is funded by the CCI Collaborative Fund for Conservation.