Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development serves as a universal action plan guiding countries and stakeholders toward fostering well-being for people, planet, and prosperity. At its core are the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), supported by corresponding Targets and a comprehensive Indicator Framework. These components collectively offer a measurable pathway for tracking progress in economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

Earth observations and geospatial data are invaluable in monitoring and advancing the SDGs. These data sets enable informed decision-making, helping nations and stakeholders adapt plans and assess impacts in real-time.

The Global Indicator Framework serves as a comprehensive set of benchmarks designed to capture the interconnected and complex nature of sustainable development. Effective tracking of these goals relies on more than just traditional data like national accounts and surveys. It incorporates newer, innovative data streams such as Earth observations, geospatial information, citizen science, and Big Data analytics.

GEO partners with organizations like the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) to highlight Earth observation applications in sectors such as health, diaster risk reduction, and environmental protection.

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