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ICTs for a Sustainable World #ICT4SDG

Goal 15. Land

ICTs for a Sustainable World

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Life on Land


ICTs can play a significant role in the conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems and the prevention of the loss of biodiversity – notably through improved monitoring and reporting which leads to increased accountability. Satellite-based monitoring delivers timely and accurate data on a global basis, while local sensors can deliver on the spot updates in real-time. Big data can be used to analyse short- and long-term trends in terms of biodiversity, pollution, weather patterns and ecosystem evolution, and to plan mitigation activities.​



 


Case study – Kuwait

 

Sound Bites

"We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all."

 
Wangari Maathai
Kenyan Environmental Activist

"Farmers are the only indispensable people on the face of the earth."

 
Li Zhaoxing
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, China