SDG 15: Life on Land


The fifteenth Sustainable Development Goal aims to sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forests cover 31 percent of the Earth’s land area and provide the air we breathe, the food we eat, and are home to 80 percent of all terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects. Human activities that disrupt these ecosystems severely threaten the biodiversity of our planet and contribute to natural disasters and climate change impacts that cost $300 billion in damages annually. Faculty and students at PCGS are working to research and promote the sustainable use of our land and water resources, particularly through the development of sustainable agricultural techniques.

Source: United Nations. (2018). Life on land: Why it matters. https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/15.pdf

Concentration Areas and Graduate Certificates


  • IDS 6216: Implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Associated Faculty and Faculty Projects