Conservation and Biological Resources Study Center on the 15th Goals of Terrestrial Ecosystem in THE (Times Higher Education) Impact Rankings
The ranking of THE Impact Rankings 2022, a ranking of universities around the world, uses assessment indicators in the fields of research, service delivery, reach of application, and teaching. Research indicators measure related campus research and assist the implementation of the 17 categories of SDGs. More than 1400 universities in the world participate in this ranking, and 28 universities are from Indonesia.
THE Impact Rankings results were announced on 27 April 2022 on the official website, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/rankings/impact/2022/. Universities in Indonesia were ranked at the prestigious international level. Meanwhile, from Indonesia, the universities are consecutively ranked, where Universitas Indonesia in the 18th position, Universitas Gadjah Mada ranked 87th, Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) in the 101st-200th, and UIN Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi in the 1001st+ position while also ranked 26th in Indonesia.
UIN Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi participated in the Times Higher Impact Rankings and was the first participation in UIN's history in 2022. The participation of UIN STS Jambi in the ranking which was attended by more than 1400 universities in the world is proof of its continued commitment in realizing and dealing with environmental issues locally, nationally and globally. The Times Higher Impact Rankings focuses on 17 indicators of SGDs (Sustainable Development Goals) goals as an assessment methodology. The Conservation and Biological Resources Study Center as the person in charge of the 15th goal focuses on protecting, restoring and promoting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, managing forests sustainably, stopping desertification, restoring land degradation, and stopping the loss of biodiversity and continues to make improvements and support against the documents required by the rating THE Impact Rankings.
In the 15th goal, there are several targets that need to be achieved, including:
- By 2020, ensure that the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and terrestrial ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, swamps, mountains and lands, continues to work in accordance with obligations under international agreements.
- By 2020, support the implementation of sustainable management for all forest types, curb deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.
- By 2030, opposing desertification, restoring degraded land, including the one affected by desertification, drought, flooding, and striving to achieve a neutrally degraded world.
- By 2030, ensuring the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including biodiversity, in order to increase their capacity to provide benefits essential for sustainable development.
- Take immediate and significant action to reduce natural habitat degradation, detain biodiversity loss and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened/rare species.
- Promote fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from the use of genetic resources and promote equitable access to these resources, as internationally agreed.
- Take immediate action to end the hunt and sale of protected flora and fauna species and prevent both the supply and demand for illegal wildlife products.
- By 2020, introduce measures to prevent the spread of invasion of alien species and significantly reduce the impact of them on soil and water ecosystems that can reduce the number of priority species
- By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into local and national planning, and improve development processes, and poverty alleviation strategies
The goals and objectives of the 15th goals also focus on:
- Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably utilize the biodiversity and ecosystems.
- Mobilize significant resources from all sources and at all levels to finance sustainable forest management and provide developing countries with appropriate incentives to implement such management models, including for conservation and reforestation.
- Increase global support as efforts to oppose the hunting and the selling of protected species, also increasing the capacity of local communities to obtain sustainable welfare opportunities.
The results assessment on THE Impact Rankings of UIN Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin Jambi were prioritized on the 5th, 7th, 4th, and 17th goals of the SDGs
UIN Sulthan Thaha Saifudding Jambi International Ranking: 1001+.
SDG-5 Gender equality, Women empowerment: 39.6-48.3
SDG-7 access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy: 29.9-49.5
SDG-4 inclusive education and lifelong learning opportunities: 33.7-41.6
SDG-17 cooperation in sustainable development: 1.6-41.4
Total Score: 9.2-50.2
In the 5th goal, gender equality and empowering all women and children has the following targets:
5.1. End all forms of discrimination against women everywhere.
5.2. Eliminate all forms of violence against women in public and private spaces, including human trafficking and sexual exploitation, as well as various other types of exploitation.
5.3. Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child marriage, early and forced marriage, and female circumcision.
5.4. Recognize and reward unpaid care work and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies, and the promotion of nationally appropriate shared responsibilities within the household and family.
5.5. Ensure full and effective participation, and equal opportunities for women to lead at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and community life.
5.6. Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health, and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform and the documents reviewed from these conferences.
5.a. Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of ownership, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national law.
5.b. Increase the use of enabling technology, especially information and communication technology to increase women's empowerment.
5.c. Adopt and strengthen sound policies and applicable legislation to promote gender equality and empower women at all levels.
In the 7th goal, ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, with the target:
7.1. By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.
7.2. By 2030, substantially increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
7.3. By 2030, double the global energy efficiency improvements.
7.a. By 2030, strengthen international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy technologies and research, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, advanced, cleaner fossil fuel technologies, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technologies.
7.b. By 2030, expand infrastructure and improve technology for the provision of modern and sustainable energy services to all developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and developing countries.
In the 4th goal, quality education, such as ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and increasing lifelong learning opportunities for all with the following targets:
4.1. By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education, leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.
4.2. By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development and care, care, pre-primary education, so that they are ready for primary education.
4.3. By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men, to affordable and quality technical, vocational and higher education, including university.
4.4. By 2030, significantly increase the number of youth and adults who have the relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.
4.5. By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education, and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training, for vulnerable people including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable conditions.
4.6. By 2030, ensure that all youth and a certain proportion of adult groups, both boys and girls, have literacy and numeracy skills.
4.7. By 2030, ensure that all students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to promote sustainable development, including, inter alia, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and respect for cultural diversity and the contribution of culture to sustainable development.
4.a. Build and improve educational facilities that are child-friendly, disabled-friendly and gender-friendly, and provide a safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environment for all.
4.b. By 2020, significantly expanding globally, the number of scholarships for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and African countries, to enrol in higher education, including vocational training, information and communication technology, engineering programs, engineering and scientific programmes, in developed and other developing countries.
4.c. By 2030, significantly increase the supply of quality teachers, including through international cooperation in teacher training in developing countries, particularly least developed countries, and small island developing States.
In the 17th goal, partnership to achieve goals by strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development with the target:
17.1. Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to increase local capacity for collection of taxes and other revenues.
17.2. Developed countries fully implement their commitments for development assistance (Official Development Assistance (ODA), including commitments from many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 percent of Gross National Income for development assistance (ODA/GNI) for developing countries and 0.15 to 0.15 percent of GDP for developing countries. 0.20 percent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries; ODA providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 percent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries.
17.3. Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from a variety of sources.
17.4. Assist developing countries to achieve long-term debt sustainability through coordinated policies aimed at assisting debt financing, debt relief and debt restructuring, as appropriate, and settling the external debt of heavily indebted poor countries to reduce debt pressure.
17.5. Adopt and implement governance that promotes investment for least developed countries.
17.6. Enhance North-South, South-South cooperation and relevant regional and international triangular cooperation and access to science, technology and innovation, and enhance knowledge sharing based on mutual agreements, including through better coordination between existing mechanisms, particularly at the level United Nations (UN), and through global technology facilitation mechanisms.
17.7. Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and dissemination of environmentally friendly technologies to developing countries on favorable terms, including mutually agreed terms of concessions and preferences.
17.8. Fully operationalize the technology and science bank, technology and innovation capacity building mechanisms for least developed countries by 2017 and increase the use of enabling technology, particularly information and communication technology.
17.9. Increase international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and Triangular cooperation.
17.10. Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and fair multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization including through the conclusion of agreements under the Doha Development Agenda.
17.11. Significantly increase exports from developing countries, in particular with the aim of doubling the least developed countries' share of global exports by 2020.
17.12. Realizing the timely implementation of duty-free and quota-free market access without time limits for all least developed countries, in accordance with World Trade Organization decisions including by ensuring that the establishment of rules of origin that can be applied to imports from least developed countries is transparent and simple, and contribute to easy market access.
17.13. Improving global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence.
17.14. Improve policy coherence for sustainable development.
17.15. Respect the policy space and leadership of each country to create and implement policies on poverty alleviation and sustainable development.
17.16. Enhance global partnerships for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular in developing countries.
17.17. Encourage and enhance effective public-private and civil society collaboration, based on experience and based on a collaborative strategy.
17.18. By 2020, enhance capacity building support for developing countries, including least developed countries and small island developing States, to significantly increase the availability of high quality, timely and reliable data, disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migration status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant to the national context.
17.19. By 2030, build on existing initiatives, to develop measures of sustainable development progress that complement Gross Domestic Product, and support statistical capacity building in developing countries.