Local Conservation’s Global Impact
As the world’s 9th largest economy, the impact of conservation in Texas goes far beyond the borders of the Lonestar state. Whether acting as a global model or through direct impact, on-the-ground conservation in Texas addresses many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Texan by Nature (TxN) is excited to share report cards that articulate the science-based impact of conservation activities measured against the global UN SDG framework. The goal of these report cards is to bridge the reporting gap between conservation and industry in order to accelerate investments in conservation and show the value of local conservation as a component of global sustainability strategy.
TxN UN SDG Report Cards
Texan by Nature United Nations Sustainable Development (UN SDG) Report Cards are a service provided by Texan by Nature for select conservation partners and business members. These Report Cards provide verifiable metrics for reporting a project’s environmental, social, and economic impact using the UN SDGs as a framework and common language.
Curious about how local conservation can help your company reach global targets? View UN SDG Report Cards to learn more.
Texan by Nature worked with ecosystem service value experts at EcoMetrics LLC to quantify locally-resolved economic metrics valuing the conservation work being done in Texas.
EcoMetrics LLC is an economic evaluation company that uses 3rd party-verified, cloud-based technology to quantify a project’s environmental, social, and economic impacts.
Learn more about the methodologies used to create the report cards here.
About UN SDGs
The UN SDGs are the backbone of The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all UN member states in 2015. The sustainable development agenda and goals bring together two key components of maintaining quality of life: environmental and economic health.
The goals align directly with Texan by Nature’s mission by recognizing the importance of industry in generating jobs and income while also utilizing and conserving natural resources most efficiently. In short, the goals help articulate that conservation is good business.