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Monitoring of SDGs under Agenda 2030 is the focus for national statistical systems which has huge data demands. Big data and other non-traditional data sources are an exciting prospect for national statistical offices to meet this increasing demand for more statistics of greater timeliness and relevance specially during COVID-19 pandemic. Human… view more

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UN Environment

Plastic waste has been identified as a potential destructor of our habitat (such as corals or sea grasses), physical chocking of marine life and also accumulation of micro plastics. Already, some 8 million tonnes of plastics enter our ocean every year, through different routes like global rivers adding to the estimated 150 million tonnes… view more

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How to reduce plastic waste in food delivery and takeaway?

Single-use plastic consumption is increasing. Recently, plastics in food delivery, takeaway and online commerce saw an additional rise due to COVID-19 related closures and distancing measures. 

Let’s find out more about innovative solutions and how you can… view more

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Climate Bonds Initiative

This webinar will discuss what is needed to make green projects "bankable", the role of a guarantee in a green bond issuance, how rating agencies analyze bonds' credit standing, and what can be done to mobilize more capital through green bonds.


Launch of the SDSN Platform for the SDGs

SDSN and the Government of Finland are inviting interested people to an official HLPF side event on timely data for the SDGS! 

Date: July 14, 2020
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 EDT  |  14:00 to 15:00 CEST  |  15:00 to 16:00 EEST  | view more

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UN Innovation Network

The #BuildBackBetter Challenge seeks to leverage the creativity, experience and skills of colleagues from across the system to reimagine the UN together! We are looking for innovative and creative approaches in three areas:

Coastal Environment from the Air

Remote sensing of coastal and marine ecosystems is particularly challenging. Up to 80% of the signal received by the sensors in orbit comes from the atmosphere. Additionally, the constituents of the water column (dissolved and suspended) attenuate most of the light either through absorption or scattering. When it comes to retrieving information… view more

Tropical Waterfall in Forest

Costa Rica has made many efforts to monitor and conserve its forests. Since 2015, the Government has been developing a national system for monitoring land cover, land use and ecosystems (SIMOCUTE: Sistema Nacional de Monitoreo de la Cobertura y Uso de la Tierra y Ecosistemas) that… view more

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This international technical webinar is part of the series organized by the FAO eLearning Academy, Agreenium (l'Institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de France), and UNESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific). These webinars are an opportunity for all of us to share experiences and lessons learnt,… view more