SDG 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

Current transport systems are degrading terrestrial ecosystems. Future practices need to integrate sustainable factors in early planning of infrastructural development to ensure a sustainable life on land.

At Scania we see cities as one of the important partners when creating a more effective framework for sustainable transport – by working in multi-stakeholder groups on sustainable urban planning and infrastructure development.

The Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL) is a joint initiative between Scania, Ericsson and Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology. It is bringing together research and demonstrations with a system approach to new infrastructure, vehicle concepts, business models and policies that could solve transport-related environmental challenges globally.

In another project, Activity Based City, Scania, construction group Skanska, consultancy firm WSP and rail operator MTR are driving city development in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable way, where people are at the centre and where digitalisation plays an important part.