This theme refers to the need to appropriately manage and conserve our natural resources to ensure that the ecosystems upon which we depend survive and thrive into the future. The rate at which we currently use our natural resources is above and beyond the planet's ability to naturally replenish them, ultimately leading to a resource shortage affecting water, food and material supplies across the globe.
Sub-themes in this area include:
- Oceans, seas and coast
- Land use and tenure
- Planetary boundaries
Each of these sub-themes represents an important component of managing and conserving our natural resources.