China to help UN meet SDGs

BEIJING: Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has launched a research center to use and share earth observation data to help the world meet the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter for the event, urging all sides to strengthen cooperation and contribute to the UN SDG 2030 and establish a community with a shared future for mankind. The center helps China fulfill the promise made to the 75th session of the UN General Assembly last year. It will pool information from satellites, aircraft, drones, and ground arrays and sensors on issues like environmental commons, urban and rural-urban fringe development, food security, and energy decarbonization. “We will establish monitoring and evaluation systems for these goals, and share collected data with relevant UN organizations and developing countries,” said Guo Huadong, director of the newly established International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS). The UN has attached great importance to the collection and sharing of such data. Inger Andersen, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Program, said that she is very pleased to see CAS is working together with others to bridge the data gaps for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to improve the effectiveness in using environmental data.
–The Daily Mail-CGTN
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