Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Non-Statistical Indicator

Relevant Policies

The City of Los Angeles’ Green New Deal has a target to “increase tree canopy in areas of greatest need by at least 50% by 2028 to grow a more equitable urban forest that provides cooling, public health, habitat, energy savings, and other benefits.” One of the milestones for this target is to complete a citywide tree inventory by 2021; and an Urban Forest Management Plan by 2025. In 2019, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti named Rachel Malarich as City Forest Officer — a new post created to oversee the growth of Los Angeles’ urban forest and help the City reach its goal to plant 90,000 trees 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
Other information
Data last updated 2021-11-24: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window
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Tags Non-Statistical

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

Progress towards sustainable forest management

Indicator number


Target name

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

Target number


Global indicator description
UN designated tier


UN custodian agency

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (PDF 756 KB) opens in a new window