SDG 13 : Climate action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The concepts of land use development including grouping the activity area in the same area, increasing the land use density by preservation of open spaces at least 70 percent of the total area, classifying the area in each activity into sub-block system and identifying important green spaces to preserve as a lung of the university and activity areas for the community.
Seub Nakhasathien Foundation was established to focus on protecting forest and natural resources that are wildlife habitats. Conservation of biodiversity is the first priority of the Foundation followed by protection of threaten animals and plants. Mission of the foundation is creation of work and network to monitor any legal regulation, policy or project that may impact forest ecosystem, as well as minimization of climate change impact. Currently, the scope is particularly forest in western region of Thailand covering 20 million Rai (or 3.2 million Hectares). The Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, is a member of advisory board committee in Seub Nakhasathien Foundation
Towards achieving the goals of livelihood security, it is important to conserve natural resources and improve the economic viability of life. Protection and conservation of land, water, biodiversity, and climate are pre-requisite to sustainably saving our future earth. The 3rd Environment and Natural Resources International Conference (ENRIC 2018)
Wetland area is a valuable ecosystem providing food and livelihoods to organism, supporting rich biodiversity, and storing more carbon than any other ecosystems. Many wet land areas in the world are currently threated by human activities. As the University values conservation of the University ecosystem, wetland areas are conserved for mitigating drought and flooding events, water supply, and recreation area. Salaya campus has been covered by 36.4% of water body besides forest and planted vegetation. Many wetland areas in the University such as ponds, artificial canals, and irrigation canals are conserved and protected to be a habitat for at least 54 species of aquatic plants.