By 2020, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land- degradation-neutral world.

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Claim: Achieving

15.3.1 Ireland’s landscape is predominantly rural and agricultural. Artificial surfaces account for just under 2.5% of the land surface, significantly below the Europe-wide average of 4%. Agriculture and forestry land-use account for 67.6% and 9.6% of the national land area respectively with wetlands accounting for a further 14.9%.

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