Life on land

Eva Thorin, Professor of Energy Engineering at Mälardalen University about her reseacrh linked to Goal 15.

MDH United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15 Eva Thorin, on Youtube External link.


  • Eskilstuna Energi och Miljö
  • Mälarenergi
  • Vafab Miljö
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Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

Forests cover 30 per cent of the Earth’s surface and in addition to providing food security and shelter, forests are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population. Thirteen million hectares of forests are being lost every year while the persistent degradation of drylands has led to the desertification of 3.6 billion hectares.

Deforestation and desertification – caused by human activities and climate change – pose major challenges to sustainable development and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the fight against poverty. Efforts are being made to manage forests and combat desertification.

This research also relates to the following goals

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