Supporting the UN2030 Agenda, EARSC actively participated in the UN-GGIM: Europe event held on April 15-16 in Lisbon, focusing on the Line of Work of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Implementation and Data Integration.

Our contribution highlighted the crucial role of Earth Observation (EO) data and services in enhancing the monitoring and reporting of SDGs. During the event, EARSC presented initiatives like SDGs-EYES and ongoing projects from the European Space Agency (ESA), which offer valuable insights and enhancements for more accurate and comprehensive SDGs monitoring.

Looking ahead, we aim to sustain these discussions with the UNGGIM stakeholders, specifically focusing on understanding the implementation of SDGs at the national level. We intend to identify key stakeholders involved in this process and grasp the methodologies employed by National Statistical Offices (NSOs), particularly those related to environmental sustainability. Our objective is to identify any existing gaps or obstacles encountered during data collection and analysis. We firmly believe that EO, especially satellite-derived data, holds significant potential to address these challenges and advance the sustainable development agenda.

To complement our efforts, we are leveraging the ESA Stakeholders Engagement Facility to engage in discussions regarding input datasets, methodologies, processing workflows, and visualization with representatives from NSOs and mapping agencies. This allows us to gain deeper insights into their challenges and needs and discuss further opportunities in advancing the sustainable development agenda