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Indicator 15.2.1

Progress towards sustainable forest management


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Source: Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)

Geographical Area: Germany

Unit of measurement:


The international organisations (custodian agencies) that are responsible for the respective SDG-indicator publish methodological guidelines for the calculation of the indicator - so-called global metadata.

Displayed here are the national time series that fit the global metadata best as well as their comparability with the global metadata. Please find further methodical and country-specific information of the time series in the related national metadata.

Time series available

Above-ground biomass stock in forest
Forest area located within protected areas
Forest area net change rate
Forest area under an independently verified forest management certification scheme

Comparability with global metadata

The time series are compliant with the global metadata. The sub-indicator “Proportion of forest area under a long-term forest management plan” is not depictable.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators. Global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Target name

By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally

Indicator name

Progress towards sustainable forest management

Designated tier

Tier I

Custodian agency

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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