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SDG 15: Life on land

SDG 15: "Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat deseltification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss". As the fastest and largest global technology uptake in history, mobile broadband has the potential to positively impact all of the 17 SDGs. While there are considerable challenges to be tackled in achieving this ambitious agenda, the examples of our products, services and solutions demonstrate the role ICT can play in accelerating the achievement of the Global Goals.

ICT's role in reaching this goal

Goal 15 - Life on land

Mobile sensors and IoT can be a powerful enablers for monitoring the state of the planet, for example, terrestrial ecosystems, desertification, rainforests, and flooding. ICT can contribute to the monitoring of water flows, rain, snow, and winds, and provide more effective early-warning systems to protect species and fragile land areas. Mobile phones and sensors are also being used to track poaching and trafficking of protected species as well as natural heritage. ICT plays a key role in supporting to raise people's awareness of their environmental influence.

“This solution provided by Ericsson, with the help of Smart’s connectivity, can help fisherfolk and local authorities track data on the mangroves. This information may be utilized to alleviate the condition in the area, and it can also be used as a guide to policymaking”.

– Ramon R. Isberto, head of PLDT and Smart public affairs

ICT solutions making an impact

Connected Mangroves, Philippines

Connected Mangroves, Philippines

Smart Communications Inc. and Ericsson have launched the Connected Mangroves project to help conserve the marine ecosystem of Bangkung Malapad—a critical habitat and ecotourism area in the Philippines. This IoT solution uses wireless connectivity to capture data relevant to mangroves’ survival, such as water level, humidity, soil moisture and temperature, and other hazards in the environment.

5G connected agriculture

5G connected agriculture

A 5G research project in Tuscany, Italy, connected Agri Robots and use cloud-based processing and analytic for action and interaction with the biological environment, for example, detection of insects or parasites, to improve farming outcomes.

#1 - The world’s first 5G connected Agri Robots tested in Tuscany, Italy.