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

Backwoods regions kept on declining; ensured regions were not gathered in key biodiversity zones and species stayed undermined with elimination. Notwithstanding, efforts were picking up foothold and having beneficial outcomes that could assist with turning around those results, for example, expanded advancement towards maintainable backwoods the board; gains in secured zone inclusion for earthly, freshwater, and mountain zones; and progress in executing projects, enactment and bookkeeping standards to ensure biodiversity and environments.

The accompanying examination ventures have been explicitly adjusted to Sustainable Development Goal 15 and the mean to secure, reestablish and advance reasonable utilization of earthbound environments, economically oversee woodlands, battle desertification, and end and converse land corruption and stop biodiversity misfortune. These ventures and activities are instances of the University's commitment to the SDGs.



ITU Climate Action Plan

ITU Climate Action Plan started to be prepared as of 2020. Updates are made to the plan every year.

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ITU 9th Geochemistry Symposium in Didim

9th Geochemistry Symposium was organized by ITU in Aydın, Didim on 17-20 October. Scientists from various universities around the world showed great interest in the symposium. (21 Oct 2022)

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250 Thousand Saplings in ITU’s 250th Anniversary

Istanbul Technical University is launching the “250 Thousand Saplings in the 250th Year” campaign as part of its 250th Anniversary Events! (23 May 2022)

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Activities for World Bee Day and World Biodiversity Day from Istanbul Technical University

May 20th, World Bee Day, and May 22nd, World Biodiversity Day, were celebrated at Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ) with a multitude of activities. With the participation of our Rector, Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu, our faculty members and students organized a nature walk around the İTÜ Ayazağa Campus Pond to raise awareness about biodiversity loss. (23 May 2022)

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University-Industry Cooperation for Effective Fight against Forest Fires

Two BAP projects developed and carried out with the aim of “effective fight against fires” were given support with the cooperation of Istanbul Technical University Scientific Research Projects (BAP) and STFA Investment Holding Group. (12 Jan 2022)

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Our Faculty Member’s Project Submitted to TÜBİTAK “POLAR 1001” 2022 Call Is Granted Support

Results of the scientific evaluation of projects submitted to TÜBİTAK “POLAR 1001” 2022 call were announced. Our faculty member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatma Elif Günceli Güner’s project proposed within the framework of “POLAR 1001” is granted support. (01 Jul 2022)

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10th Türkiye Quaternary Symposium from ITU

The 10th Türkiye Quaternary Symposium, which brought together scientists from around the world in the field of Earth Sciences, was held at ITU Ayazağa Campus on 2-4 November. The symposium that focuses on the Quaternary period, the last geological period the Earth is in today, shed light on climate change and natural disasters. (04 Nov 2022)

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NGO Collaborations for SDGs

ITU hosted “The Utilization of Nuclear Technology in Sustainable Development and Nuclear Security seminars” with the support of non-profit organization CRDF Global’s "Robin Copeland Memorial Fellowship 2020" scholarship program.

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Study to Nature Geoscience

Using geodynamic numerical modeling based on the physical properties of the Earth, the researchers showed that small-scale continental/plate fragments (microcontinents) drifting over the oceans are being fragmented (expanding) by enormous tectonic forces (slice pulling force) long before predicted.

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Sustainability Awareness in ITU

This project help to increase student’s awareness about sustainability and other environmental goals such as SDGs. Individual attempts are not enough.

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İTÜ projected the first Super City of Turkey!

A team from İTÜ designed “zero energy, zero waste and self-sufficient ecological city that produces its own needs” in Eskisehir Kocakır.

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Protection of Species and Biodiversity

İTÜ conducts different works to maintain and extend existing ecosystems. In order to maintain the biodiversity in the campus, many experts and academicians in different fields are collaborating.

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Fighting Against Alien Species

İTÜ fights against alien species in the campus by means of mechanical means and avoiding chemical measures. The activities are conducted under the scope of The Green Campus Project.

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Open Digital Innovation Hub

This research aims to build a self-sustaining house which will serve as an Open Digital Innovation Hub (ODIH) for the entrepreneurs and researchers.

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Sustainable Buildings of İTÜ

İTÜ thrives to increase the number of sustainable buildings in terms of water and energy efficiency. Minimizing water use is one of the main objectives of the new constructions.

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Sustainable Gardening Minimizing Water Use in İTÜ

İTÜ prefers local plants in the landscape which does not require precipitation more than that in Istanbul. A new garden was established on the campus following permaculture principles.

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Studies on Arctic, Antarctic, Ocean and Marine Sciences

İTÜ has established a Polar Research Center called ITU PolRec. The center has a National Antarctic Science Team which has mission is to conduct intercollegiate and international studies on Arctic, Antarctic, Ocean and Marine Sciences.

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Solar Decathlon Africa: Zero Energy and Zero Waste Concept

A team has members from İTÜ and named as Bosphorus represented Turkey for the first time in Solar Decathlon Africa Competition. The team started the construction of the ReYard House Project with zero energy and zero waste concept.

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Energy Efficient Buildings

İTÜ thrives to increase the number of sustainable buildings in terms of water and energy efficiency. Energy efficient mechanical and electrical appurtenances are used in these buildings.

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Energy-Efficient Lighting and Appliances

İTÜ promotes use of safe, economic and aesthetic lighting armatures with low energy consumption and energy-efficient appliances have been adopted in indoor and outdoor areas.

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İTÜ Green Campus Project

İTÜ has declared several ambitious targets and projects concerning increase the use of zero emission vehicles, pedestrians’ paths and bicycle roads.

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Heirloom Seeds into The Campus Garden

Cooperating with the Buğday Association for supporting the ecological life (est. 2002), volunteer students have started vegetable beds in the Taşkışla campuss, as a part of the project “Nature friendly Urban Gardens – Seeds to the Campuss” by Buğday.

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We are Managing Our Waste

Waste production and recycling is controlled under Turkish Government and İTÜ policies.

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A sustainable Water Strategy Model: HIDROTURK

Shortly abbreviated as HIDROTURK, the project entitled “Development of Turkey-Specific Hydrology, Water Quality and Ecology Modeling Tools for Sustainable Management of Water Resources” is carried out by İTÜ in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

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AVESIS "Sustainable Development Goals" module: Publications and Experts

AVESIS "Sustainable Development Goals" module supports to increase the impact of researchers' contribution within the scope of UN Sustainable Development Goals by ensuring that publications, projects, theses, and similar activities are visible at the international level./p>

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Sustainable Development Certificate Program

Some of the knowledge, skills, and competencies aimed to be acquired by the participants within the scope of this program are summarized below:

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The European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA)

The European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA), of which Istanbul Technical University (ITU) is among its founding partners, is a European University Initiative association. the idea of the European University Initiative; It extends to the Gothenburg Summit of the Council of Europe, which took place in 2017.

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Establishment of the ITU Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office works to enable our university to understand and deliver on its ambition to be leading socially responsible and sustainable university.

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