SDG 15 – Leben an Land

SDG 15

SDG 15: Life on Land

2.6 billion people worldwide live on agriculture. Forests are home to more than 80 per cent of the world’s creatures. Nonetheless, humanity loses many areas of arable land and forests each year. This leads to a loss in the richness of species as well as in the basis of human life.

Cotton is of major importance in the textile sector. Although its production only requires 2.5 per cent of the arable lands, five per cent of the global pesticide use stem from cotton production. That is why the promotion of sustainable cotton is crucial: relinquishing synthetic pesticides is good for lands and waters while also preserving biodiversity. Farmers achieve higher prices and often profit from sustainable trade relationships so that investments are worthwhile.

All members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles have the common goal of increasing the share of sustainable cotton to 35 per cent by 2020, of which at least 10 per cent should come from organic farming. The Textiles Partnership members had already almost achieved this goal in 2018 (Report). By 2025, as much as 70 per cent of the cotton used in the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles is to be sustainable; organic cotton is to account for at least half of it.

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