We have taken part on the eTwinning project called “Be the Change, Take the Challenge”. Its objective is to make international connections with peers and experts from all over the world to improve our problem solving skills. In this project, we have learnt to define problems, how to find, evaluate, choose and implement solutions.
We have also taken part in spreading the SDGs, which is a foundation that researches global problems. Different countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all human and these goals are 17 globally expanded problems. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.
One of the SDGs is Life on Land, and its objectives are to combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and stop biodiversity loss. In our community, life on lands is another issue, it is a problem that all of us should consider and take action to improve it because there might arise fatal consequences.
Forests cover most of our planet and they sustain us from the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the food we eat. Not only that, they are also habitat for most of the animals, so with deforestation and forest degradation species lose their living place. What it is more, we are changing our ecosystem also and around 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihood. Researchers have found that China has exceeded the established pollution limit. That’s why the inhabitants will probably have lung cancer as well as respiratory problems. If China does not stop polluting, million people will have died by 2030.
To change this, everyone should help at home doing really easy things like reusing, recycling, consuming only what you need, and being respectful with wildlife. If everyone did it, we would solve many problems. SDGs want to combat desertification for 2030, and besides, they want to conserve forests and other ecosystems, but to achieve it, we need everyone’s help.
To sum up, life on land is a very important issue that if we do not solve it, it will continue affecting the lives of many people. As far as I’m concerned, I will do everything that is in my hands.