Sustainable Development Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Click on the case studies below to find out what programs, projects and policies are being implemented in cities around the globe to accomplish Goal 15.

Learn more about the targets and indicators of SDG 15 at UN Sustainbale Development Knowledge Platform.

Case studies

18 case studies available.

Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP)
Edmonton, Canada

Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP)

The Plan provides strategic direction for Edmonton entire urban forest.

Shiraz - The Green City
Shiraz, Iran

Shiraz - The Green City

The project has contributed increasing green space and limiting the construction of unwanted settlements through reforestation.

Seoul Urban Renewal: Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration
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Seoul , South Korea

Seoul Urban Renewal: Cheonggyecheon Stream Rest...

Cheonggyecheon Stream has been transformed into a 10.9 km (7.0 miles) modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul.

Design, Construction and Operation of Persian Gulf Martyrs’ Artificial Lake
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Tehran, Iran

Design, Construction and Operation of Persian G...

The Persian Gulf Lake provides a new social and recreational area for the residents of Tehran, as well as for international visitors.

The Madrid Río Project
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Madrid, Spain

The Madrid Río Project

The Madrid Río project aims at converting the zone alongside the Manzanares River into green areas to make the city eco friendlier.

Sustainable Development of Tehran City Green Space
Tehran, Iran

Sustainable Development of Tehran City Green Sp...

Tehran Parks and Green Space Organization is committed to achieving sustainable development of Tehran green space and improving environmental protection. The organization also conducts awareness raising campaigns and training activities to broaden citizens' knowledge about parks development.

Edinburgh in Bloom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh in Bloom

By mobilising support and coordinating action, Edinburgh in Bloom is setting a new standard for conserving and enhancing historic and natural environments in imaginative and sustainable ways.

Edinburgh Outdoors
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh Outdoors

Edinburgh Outdoors is a digital service launched in February 2013 providing a new way for locals and tourists to enjoy Edinburgh’s parks and green spaces.

4°C Cooler – Using green infrastructure to build a climate resilient Melbourne
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Melbourne , Australia

4°C Cooler – Using green infrastructure to buil...

In 2010 the city of Melbourne appointed a new Urban Landscape Team to produce a Green Infrastructure Program to cope with a difficult future climate and maintain its economic prosperity and liveability.