SDG 15: Sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems





More efficient use of energy, a switch from combustion to electrification, reduction of e-waste, the treatment of sewage; pollution prevention and control of hazardous substances in manufacturing; all help protect and restore biodiversity and ecosystems and halt land degradations.


15.1 Ensure conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial
and inland freshwater ecosystems and services

IEC work is foundational for water management from extraction to use and reuse. Supplying and treating water requires many electrical and electronic devices and systems.
Monitoring the use of hazardous chemicals in manufacturing and the treatment of wastewater are also underpinned by IEC International Standards.

15.5 Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species

Sustainable use of resources, pollution prevention and environmental protection are central to many
IEC International Standards. IEC work provides the foundation for energy efficiency and resulting greenhouse gas reductions; e-waste reduction and responsible management of hazardous substances, electrification of industrial processes and transportation, reuse of materials, eco-friendly design and control of life cycle impact.



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