Protect the planet from degradation, through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so that it can support the needs of the present and future generations.
Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Human well-being and resilient societies depend on a healthy environment and functioning ecosystems. Environmental degradation, climate change, extreme weather, and natural or man-caused disasters can offset development gains and jeopardise economic progress especially for the most vulnerable groups or already degraded habitats . It can increase vulnerabilities and needs, put at risk  peace and stability and cause large scale migration. In addition to dedicated actions, environmental consideration needs to be integrated across all sectors of the society.