SDG15 Life on Land
This site contains links to the activities and tools ESCAP has used to strengthen environment statistics in Asia and the Pacific. It also contains a collection of outputs from these activities. One of the purposes of the self-learning materials is to provide background to reading the guidance documents. Another purpose is to provide insights into policy applications and data sources.
Part 3: Expert-Youth Interaction Session
We would like to warmly invite all interested youth to sign up online as directed below and join us on Monday, 25 May 2020 Time: 6:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time (EST) 3: 45 PM, Nepal Standard Time (NPT).
Climate Smart Agriculture: Loss of Biodiversity and the Uncertainties associated with Climate Change
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.
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.