Digital Earth for Sustainable Development Goals

Graciela Metternicht, Norman Mueller, Richard Lucas

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Sustainable development is nothing new, but it has proven notoriously difficult to implement in practice. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with 17 goals, 169 targets and 232 associated indicators, was approved at the 2015 UN General Assembly and addresses the economic, social and environmental pillars of development, aspiring to attain by 2030 a sustainable future that balances equitable prosperity within planetary boundaries. While the goals are universal (i.e., applicable to both developing and developed countries), it is left to individual countries to establish national Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets according to their own priorities and level of ambition in terms of the scale and pace of transformation aspired to
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManual of Digital Earth
EditorsH. Guo, M. Goodchild, A. Annoni
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Electronic)9789813299153
ISBN (Print)9789813299146
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Nov 2019


  • sustainable development goals
  • digital earth
  • earth observation
  • big earth data
  • indicators
  • land cover classification


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