Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Non-Statistical Indicator

Over 20% of the land area in the City of Los Angeles is designated Open Space in the General Plan. Open Space is land which is essentially free of structures and buildings and/or natural in character and functions. The Santa Monica Mountains and Griffith Park compose 30% of this open space area.

The City of Los Angeles has approximately 6 million trees. Approximately 63 square miles (or 15% of the city total area) is zoned for Open Space which includes parts of the Santa Monica Mountains and Griffith Park. L.A.’s Green New Deal outlines two milestones to plant and maintain at least 90,000 trees and complete a citywide tree inventory by 2021.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from City of Los Angeles statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Angeleno statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Angeleno-specific metadata information.

Indicator available
Indicator description
Local target
Geographical coverage
Unit of measurement
Disaggregation Categories
WCCD/ISO 37120 Indicators on City Data Alignment
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Data last updated 2021-11-24: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window
Metadata last updated 2021-11-24: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Forest area as a proportion of total land area

Indicator number


Target name

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Target number


Global indicator description

Forest area as a proportion of total land area

UN designated tier


UN custodian agency

Food and Agricultural Organization

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (PDF 379 KB) opens in a new window

City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning

Earliest available data
Geographical coverage

City of Los Angeles

Link to data source General Plan Land Use opens in a new window
Release date
Next release
Statistical classification
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