Our Biosphere, Our Future: Local actions for the Sustainable Development Goals
This exhibition showcases how biosphere reserves around the world play a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing local solutions to global challenges, such as climate change. The 32 panels, available in English and Spanish, show, for example, how UNESCO and its biosphere reserves are working on poverty alleviation in Ghana, ensuring turtle conservation and food security in the Bolivian Amazon, and empowering women in Morocco through better work opportunities in the Argan oil production.
The exhibition was developed by UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme with the kind support of the Abertis Foundation. It will be installed in the Paseo La Castellana, one of the main avenues in Madrid.
A press conference will be organized with Abertis, the Spanish Government and UNESCO representatives.
In addition to contributing to the achievement of the SDGs through its work in education, culture, and the social and human sciences, UNESCO has pledged to increase its activities to promote and safeguard sites for sustainable development though designated biosphere reserves and UNESCO Global Geoparks, as well as inscribed World Heritage properties. These are ideal places to explore innovative approaches to conservation and sustainable development. Biosphere reserves around the world can play a key role in achieving the SDGs by providing local solutions to global challenges.
Madrid - Spain