15
Life on Land
Sustainable Development Goal

15 Life on Land

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

Protecting and promoting life on land through better use of resources is the objective of hundreds of ISO standards.

For example, the two-part series ISO 14055, Environmental management – Guidelines for establishing good practices for combatting land degradation and desertification, is a welcome addition to the ISO 14000 family of standards for environmental management. Another area of focus for ISO is sustainable forestry. The upcoming ISO 38200, Chain of custody of wood and woodbased products, will promote traceability in the wood supply chain by encouraging greater use of wood from sustainable sources, and will be an essential tool for helping to combat illegal deforestation. 

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68 standards contributing to SDG 15

Standard and/or project Sector TC
IWA 28:2018
Faecal sludge treatment units -- Energy independent, prefabricated, community-scale resource-recovery units -- Safety and performance
ISO/TMBG
ISO 5667-15:2009
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 15: Guidance on the preservation and handling of sludge and sediment samples
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 6707-1:2017
Buildings and civil engineering works -- Vocabulary -- Part 1: General terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO/WD 6707-1 [Under development]
Buildings and civil engineering works -- Vocabulary -- Part 1: General terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO 6707-2:2017
Buildings and civil engineering works -- Vocabulary -- Part 2: Contract and communication terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO 6707-3:2017
Buildings and civil engineering works -- Vocabulary -- Part 3: Sustainability terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO 10382:2002
Soil quality -- Determination of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls -- Gas-chromatographic method with electron capture detection
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 3
ISO 10390:2005
Soil quality -- Determination of pH
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 3
ISO 10930:2012
Soil quality -- Measurement of the stability of soil aggregates subjected to the action of water
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 3
ISO 11264:2005
Soil quality -- Determination of herbicides -- Method using HPLC with UV-detection
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 3
ISO 11269-1:2012
Soil quality -- Determination of the effects of pollutants on soil flora -- Part 1: Method for the measurement of inhibition of root growth
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 4
ISO 11269-2:2012
Soil quality -- Determination of the effects of pollutants on soil flora -- Part 2: Effects of contaminated soil on the emergence and early growth of higher plants
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 4
ISO 11504:2017
Soil quality -- Assessment of impact from soil contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO 13009:2015
Tourism and related services -- Requirements and recommendations for beach operation
Services ISO/TC 228
ISO 13065:2015
Sustainability criteria for bioenergy
ISO/TMBG
ISO/TS 13811:2015
Tourism and related services -- Guidelines on developing environmental specifications for accommodation establishments
Services ISO/TC 228
ISO 14001:2015
Environmental management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 1
ISO 14024:2018
Environmental labels and declarations -- Type I environmental labelling -- Principles and procedures
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 3
ISO/PRF 14033 [Under development]
Environmental management -- Quantitative environmental information -- Guidelines and examples
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 4
ISO 14055-1:2017
Environmental management -- Guidelines for establishing good practices for combatting land degradation and desertification -- Part 1: Good practices framework
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207
ISO/CD 14091 [Under development]
Adaptation to climate change -- Vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO 15089:2000
Water quality -- Guidelines for selective immunoassays for the determination of plant treatment and pesticide agents
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 2
ISO 16075-1:2015
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects -- Part 1: The basis of a reuse project for irrigation
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 18065:2015
Tourism and related services -- Tourist services for public use provided by Natural Protected Areas Authorities -- Requirements
Services ISO/TC 228
ISO 18400-100:2017
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 100: Guidance on the selection of sampling standards
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 2
ISO 18400-101:2017
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 101: Framework for the preparation and application of a sampling plan
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 2
ISO 18400-102:2017
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 102: Selection and application of sampling techniques
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 2
ISO 18400-103:2017
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 103: Safety
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 2
ISO 18400-104:2018
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 104: Strategies
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 2
ISO 18400-105:2017
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 105: Packaging, transport, storage and preservation of samples
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 2
ISO 18400-106:2017
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 106: Quality control and quality assurance
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 2
ISO 18400-107:2017
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 107: Recording and reporting
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 2
ISO 18400-201:2017
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 201: Physical pretreatment in the field
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 2
ISO 18400-202:2018
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 202: Preliminary investigations
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 2
ISO 18400-203:2018
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 203: Investigation of potentially contaminated sites
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 2
ISO 18400-204:2017
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 204: Guidance on sampling of soil gas
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 2
ISO 18400-205:2018
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 205: Guidance on the procedure for investigation of natural, near-natural and cultivated sites
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 2
ISO 18400-206:2018
Soil quality -- Sampling -- Part 206: Collection, handling and storage of soil under aerobic conditions for the assessment of microbiological processes, biomass and diversity in the laboratory
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 4
ISO 18601:2013
Packaging and the environment -- General requirements for the use of ISO standards in the field of packaging and the environment
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18602:2013
Packaging and the environment -- Optimization of the packaging system
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18603:2013
Packaging and the environment -- Reuse
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18604:2013
Packaging and the environment -- Material recycling
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18605:2013
Packaging and the environment -- Energy recovery
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18606:2013
Packaging and the environment -- Organic recycling
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 19152:2012
Geographic information -- Land Administration Domain Model (LADM)
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO 19160-1:2015
Addressing -- Part 1: Conceptual model
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO 19160-4:2017
Addressing -- Part 4: International postal address components and template language
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO/DIS 19698 [Under development]
Sludge recovery, recycling, treatment and disposal -- Beneficial use of biosolids -- Land applications
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 275
ISO 19867-1:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Harmonized laboratory test protocols -- Part 1: Standard test sequence for emissions and performance, safety and durability
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/TR 19867-3:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Harmonized laboratory test protocols -- Part 3: Voluntary performance targets for cookstoves based on laboratory testing
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/DIS 19869 [Under development]
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Guidance on field testing methods for cookstoves
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/NP TR 19915 [Under development]
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Guidelines for social impact assessment
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO 20760-2:2017
Water reuse in urban areas -- Guidelines for centralized water reuse system -- Part 2: Management of a centralized water reuse system
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO/TR 21276:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Vocabulary
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/WD 22450 [Under development]
Rare earth -- Elements Recycling --Communication formats for providing recycling information on rare earth elements in by-products and industrial wastes
Ores and metals ISO/TC 298
ISO/WD 22451 [Under development]
Rare earth -- Elements recycling -- Measurement method of rare earth elements in by-products and industrial wastes
Ores and metals ISO/TC 298
ISO/WD 22453 [Under development]
Rare earth -- Elements recycling -- Method for the exchange of information of rare earth elements in by-products and industrial wastes
Ores and metals ISO/TC 298
ISO 24510:2007
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Guidelines for the assessment and for the improvement of the service to users
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 24511:2007
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Guidelines for the management of wastewater utilities and for the assessment of wastewater services
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 24512:2007
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Guidelines for the management of drinking water utilities and for the assessment of drinking water services
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 24521:2016
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Guidelines for the management of basic on-site domestic wastewater services
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 25177:2008
Soil quality -- Field soil description
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190
ISO/DIS 25177 [Under development]
Soil quality -- Field soil description
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190
ISO/DTS 26030 [Under development]
Sustainable development and social responsibility -- Guidance for using ISO 26000:2010 in the food chain
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34
ISO 30500:2018
Non-sewered sanitation systems -- Prefabricated integrated treatment units -- General safety and performance requirements for design and testing
Sustainability and environment ISO/PC 305
ISO 31000:2018
Risk management -- Guidelines
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 262
ISO 37101:2016
Sustainable development in communities -- Management system for sustainable development -- Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO 38200:2018
Chain of custody of wood and wood-based products
Sustainability and environment ISO/PC 287