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USDA’s Forest Service Announces $1B in Urban and Community Forestry Grants. Six DDF Grantees Selected as Regranting Partners.

USDA’s Forest Service Announces B in Urban and Community Forestry Grants. Six DDF Grantees Selected as Regranting Partners.
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USDA’s Forest Service Announces $1B in Urban and Community …  Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

USDA’s Forest Service Announces $1B in Urban and Community Forestry Grants. Six DDF Grantees Selected as Regranting Partners.

The Largest Urban Tree Investment in World History

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service has announced $1 billion in urban and community forestry grants. This is the largest urban tree investment in world history, made possible by the inclusion of $1.5 billion for this work in the Inflation Reduction Act.

Regranting Partners

  • American Forests
  • Green Latinos
  • Groundwork USA
  • Anthropocene Alliance
  • Native Americans in Philanthropy
  • The Trust for Public Land

These six organizations, chosen as regranting partners by the Doris Duke Foundation, have collectively secured $107 million to collaborate with communities across the United States. Their goal is to increase equitable access to trees and green spaces.

For more information, please read the USDA announcement.

SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

  1. SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

    • Target 11.7: By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive, and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons, and persons with disabilities.
    • Indicator: Increase in the number of urban areas with improved access to green spaces.
  2. SDG 15: Life on Land

    • Target 15.2: 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: Increase in the extent of forest area sustainably managed.

Analysis

The issues highlighted in the article are related to urban and community forestry grants, aimed at increasing equitable access to trees and green spaces in communities across the United States. Based on this information, the following SDGs, targets, and indicators can be identified:

1. SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

This SDG is directly connected to the article as it focuses on creating sustainable cities and communities. The target under this SDG that can be identified is Target 11.7, which aims to provide universal access to safe, inclusive, and accessible green and public spaces. The indicator that can be used to measure progress towards this target is an increase in the number of urban areas with improved access to green spaces.

2. SDG 15: Life on Land

This SDG is indirectly connected to the article as it focuses on promoting sustainable management of forests. The target under this SDG that can be identified is Target 15.2, which aims to promote the implementation of sustainable forest management and increase afforestation and reforestation globally. The indicator that can be used to measure progress towards this target is an increase in the extent of forest area sustainably managed.

Table: SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Target 11.7: By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive, and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons, and persons with disabilities. Increase in the number of urban areas with improved access to green spaces.
SDG 15: Life on Land Target 15.2: 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. Increase in the extent of forest area sustainably managed.

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Source: dorisduke.org

 

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