Mahmoud Mohieldin and Paula Caballero

Mahmoud Mohieldin is Corporate Secretary and President’s Special Envoy on Millennium Development Goals and post-2015 process at the World Bank Group. Paula Caballero is Senior Director, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice at the World Bank Group.

Tackling deforestation, land degradation, desertification and the protection of biodiversity cannot be treated in isolation: healthy ecosystems are the bedrock of poverty reduction efforts, resilient and productive farming, and water systems that underpin development and growth.