Sustainable Ecosystems, Digitalised Resource Management Reversed Land Degradation

Target 15.2 By 2030, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally  

SDG 15 focuses on preserving and restoring terrestrial ecosystems, emphasizing the urgency of safeguarding biodiversity and halting land degradation. Technology stands as a potent ally in achieving this goal, offering innovative solutions and transformative opportunities.

The integration of technology, such as remote sensing, drones, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), facilitates efficient monitoring and management of ecosystems. These tools enable real-time data collection and analysis, empowering conservation efforts and enhancing decision-making processes. AI-driven algorithms aid in identifying patterns of deforestation, habitat loss, and species endangerment, enabling proactive conservation measures.

Emerging technologies like blockchain establish transparent supply chains, tackling illegal logging and wildlife trafficking while promoting sustainable practices. Additionally, crowd-sourced data and mobile applications engage communities in conservation efforts, fostering environmental awareness and citizen participation.

Furthermore, biotechnology and genetic engineering offer novel approaches to ecosystem restoration, aiding in reforestation and soil revitalization. Harnessing the potential of technology can streamline efforts towards achieving SDG 15, fostering resilience in ecosystems and ensuring sustainable land use practices for a greener, healthier planet.

SPIDER promotes sustainable life on land

SPIDER’s long term partner, Oped Development Cambodia¬†


Extractive industries mapping

SPIDER supports Cambodia in ensuring access to reliable information about extractive industries (minerals oil and gas). SPIDER partner Open Development Cambodia will make data about public revenues from the Cambodian extractive industry. Data will be collected from various sources, cleaned, aggregated, ensured to adhere to open data standards and shared feely to be accessible by all interested stakeholders.

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Gender Equality and Equity

SPIDER works with gender equity throughout all its projects in minor or major ways. An intesectional lense is applied.

ICT Policy is essential for digital solitions

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Digital for monitoring environmental change

It is argued that climate change affects the poor more than the rich, so how can we monitor and react to change this?


SDG 15 is crucial for maintaining biodiversity, combating climate change, and ensuring sustainable land use. Healthy ecosystems contribute to environmental sustainability, provide resources for human well-being, and support numerous species.

How does digitalisation contribute to SDG15?

Digital technologies can facilitate data collection, monitoring, and analysis for better land management. Satellite imagery, GIS, and other tools help in assessing and preventing deforestation, desertification, and land degradation.

In what ways can technology help in biodiversity conservation?

Technology such as remote sensing, artificial intelligence, and data analytics can aid in monitoring and protecting biodiversity. Smart sensors and data-driven solutions can help in tracking and addressing threats to ecosystems and wildlife.

How does digitalization impact sustainable forestry practices?

Digitalization enhances sustainable forestry through technologies like Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping, monitoring tools for illegal logging detection, and blockchain for ensuring the traceability of wood products.