SDG15 Life on Land

Sustaining Economy, Public Health and Environment for the future of humanity

The youth webinar aims to uncover the interactions of the economy, human society & community, and international cooperation in light of the COVID-19 crisis. In our second installment of this webinar, we've invited senior subject expert guest speakers who will discuss addressing the synergies/trade-offs and connection between the above-mentioned topics and transformation to a new normal post-global pandemic.

Bioengineering for Green Infrastructure

This publication explains how bioengineering can be successfully applied to improve different forms of infrastructure while providing various socioeconomic and ecosystem benefits.

It introduces the concept of bioengineering, discusses its engineering functions and other benefits, and gives examples of bioengineering techniques that are appropriate in the Southeast Asia context. The publication also provides practical guidance for planning, designing, and implementing bioengineering initiatives.

Introductory Webinar: Using the UN Biodiversity Lab to Support National Conservation and Sustainable Development Goals

This training, offered in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), teaches participants about global biodiversity-based uses of remote sensing. The UN Biodiversity Lab is an online platform that allows policymakers and other stakeholders to access global data layers, upload national datasets, and analyze these datasets in combination to provide key information on the CBD’s Aichi Biodiversity Targets and on the nature-based Sustainable Development Goals.

Advanced Webinar: Remote Sensing for Monitoring Land Degradation and Sustainable Cities SDGs

In this training, attendees will learn to use a freely-available QGIS plugin,Trends.Earth, created by Conservation International (CI) and have special guest speakers from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and UN Habitat. Trends.Earth allows users to plot time series of key land change indicators. Attendees will learn to produce maps and figures to support monitoring and reporting on land degradation, improvement, and urbanization for SDG indicators 15.3.1 and 11.3.1.