Measuring Progress: Environment and the SDGs

United Nations Environment Programme ; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2021)

This Measuring Progress: Environment and the SDGs informs on the 92 environment-related SDG indicators, analyzes the progress made in achieving the SDG targets and identifies data gaps. The statistical approach uses simple correlation analyses between indicator pairs related to the state of the environment and drivers of change, and the state of the environment and the state of society, to improve the understanding of the interlinkages between SDG indicators. It also emphasizes the importance of data disaggregation and fully populated SDGs to understand environmental and socio-economic interactions, and opportunities using innovative data techniques to close data gaps. This report builds upon insights and lessons learned from the Measuring Progress: Towards Achieving the Environmental Dimension of the SDGs, the first publication of the series

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