A ‘coral reef-SDG model’ bringing reefs into the global policy frame
This is to ensure a clear ‘ecosystem-based’ approach is used to integrate the multiple elements that affect the state of biodiversity across the planet.
The Sustainable Development Goals, while complex at first sight, express a simple narrative about the relationships between people and nature. This document illustrates this in the context of a coral reef land or seascape supporting coastal people. All 17 of the SDGs can be mentioned in plain language, in under 150 words, describing the benefits people get from reefs, the pressures on reef function they impose, and the elements needed to ensure sustainability.