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The Sustainable Development Goals Policy Briefs highlight a hotspot of environmental concern. The evidence provided builds on scientific data and information hosted on the online platform Environment Live and is complemented by stories from around the world. Readers are invited to explore the numerous clickable links throughout the Brief.
The global environmental governance framework is not keeping pace with the rate of change that is driving environmental degradation and climate change. Innovative solutions are required to accelerate the transition towards sustainable societies and achieve the development pathway set out in Agenda 2030. Innovation is required to better monitor the state of the environment and understand the drivers, for improved data collection, sharing, and analysis to assess progress towards the SDGs.
|12.1.1||Sustainable Consumption and Production Policies|
|12.4.2||Generation and Treatment of Hazardous Waste|
|12.6.1||Corporate Sustainability Reporting|
|17.7.1||Funding for Environmentally Sound Technologies|
|17.14.1||Policy coherence mechanisms|
It is also providing innovative solutions to data collection for other indicators, such as 6.6.1 and 14.1.1, where satellite imagery is used to monitor change in extent of water-related ecosystems.