With its mission, LT&C is a support organisation for the so-called Aichi target 11 of the UN-Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). We are actively engaged in raising the awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of the most important decisions and commitment of the entire world society, by focusing and contributing to specific targets of the SDGs 14 (Life below Water) and 15 (Live on Land). Thereby LT&C works in close contact and partnership with UN-Environment and the Sustainable Tourism Programme of UNWTO.
LT&C has devoted itself to support the SDG’s targets 14.4 and 15.1 for a complete network of protected areas on land and below water by 2020:
14.5: By 2020, conserve at least 10 percent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on best available scientific information.
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.