Barking Up The Right Tree (BURT)

Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals & Forests to Life!


 Like it or lump it, all the big issues the world is facing today –

from COVID-19 to Climate Change and loss of Biological Diversity

are fundamentally tied to people, places and things and the interactions, interconnections and implications all three have on each other—they are geographic issues by nature with localregional and global influences.


To wrestle with these often complex economic, social, cultural and environmental issues requires a society that can consider and use geographic information to make wise decisions —in other words, a

geo-literate society.




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Just Forests approach

COVID-19 has turned our world up-side-down over the past number of months. We have had time to consider what’s important in our lives.

We now know that we have the Power to Impact Our Future and we are doing something about it.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A healthy environment plays a key role in meeting many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. With a little over ten years left to meet the target date of 2030, we will all need to accellerate the pace and make greater efforts in finding better and more just solutions to natural resource extraction, pollution, climate change and biodiversity loss in order to truly transform societies and economies. The SDGs can help us in our journey of transformation to a truly Just Transition.

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030








Nature-based solutions offer the best way to achieve human well-being, tackle climate change and protect our living planet. Yet nature is in crisis, as we are losing species at a rate 1,000 times greater than at any other time in recorded human history and one million species face extinction.

In the lead up to the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP 15) now expected to take place in May 2021, we’ll be highlighting updates from around the United Nations System, from partners and from others helping to call attention to the fact that the future of humanity depends on action now.

Inger Andersen

Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme

Compassion without anger can become merely sentiment or pity. Knowledge without anger can stagnate into mere cynicism and apathy. Anger improves lucidity, persistence, audacity, and memory


– Jack Newfield, 1938 – 2004.

Forests and the SDGs Coming in 2021 - The role forests plays in the success of the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is priceless.

Coming in 2021 – The role forests plays in the success of the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is priceless. 

Just Forests Top Priorities

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Just Forests is a member of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition


Just Forests is a supporter of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF)


 A member of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition (SSC)


Just Forests supports the scientific findings of the IPBES  report.


A member of the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA)

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