Goal 15: Life on land
Goal 15 is about conserving life on land. It is to protect and restore terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and stop biodiversity loss. Healthy ecosystems and the biological diversity they support are a source of food, water, medicine, shelter and other material goods. They also provide ecosystem services – the cleaning of air and water – which sustain life and increase resiliency in the face of mounting pressures.
Nevertheless, human activities have profoundly altered most terrestrial ecosystems: around 40,000 species are documented to be at risk of extinction over the coming decades, 10 million hectares of forest (an area the size of Iceland) are being destroyed each year, and more than half of key biodiversity areas remain unprotected.
- The nationwide project “Green Space” at TSUOS
- The TSUOS team took an active part in the nationwide charity raising bee
- Planting the team of the Faculty of Chinese Studies of TSUOS more than 40 ornamental trees on the territory of the university within the framework of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN “SDG 13: Climate action SDG 15: – Life of land”