REPORT: CONTRIBUTION OF THE SPANISH NETWORK OF BIOSPHERE RESERVES TO ACHIEVING THE SDGs
The report ‘Contribution of the Spanish Network of Biosphere Reserves to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A qualitative analysis’, published in April 2020, is the result of one of the studies carried out by the Scientific Committee of the MaB Programme in Spain. The report was coordinated by Miren Onaindia, coordinator of the UNESCO Chair and member of the MaB Programme’s Scientific Committee.
The document aims to determine the role played by Biosphere Reserves (BRs) in achieving sustainable development, and identifies various lessons learned that can be systematised and applied to other contexts. One of the main aims is to render BRs more visible as templates for the implementation of the SDGs. This would ensure additional data input into the annual national analyses on the status of the SDGs, while at the same time enabling the BRs to integrate their actions into broader national sustainability policies within the framework of projects with greater scope for impacting compliance with the SDGs. The report offers an initial diagnosis of the contribution made by several BRs with different environmental and socioeconomic conditions to achieving the SDGs. It also proposes a study methodology and a series of qualitative analysis indicators to be applied to the entire Spanish Network of Biosphere Reserves (SNBRs).
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