Our understanding of consumption and production is often based on estimates and outdated figures. Without transparent systems, without accurate population data, without accurate birth and death rates, we cannot accurately predict our food and water needs of the future and, as a consequence, on our planet.

This data would allow for us to leave a sustainable planet for the next generation. Consumers worldwide are increasingly concerned about environmental, economic, and social issues and want smart markets that limit waste. Data analysis of consumption patterns can help find wasteful gaps and work towards more holistic, sustainable consumption.

The earth’s population is projected to rise to 9 billion by 2050.

"The situation the Earth is in today has been created by unmindful production and unmindful consumption. We consume to forget our worries and our anxieties. Tranquilising ourselves with over-consumption is not the way."

Thich Nhat Hanh

  

Initiatives

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SDG National Reporting Initiative

The SDG National Reporting Initiative was a two-year initiative to facilitate greater information-sharing on SDG reporting between international, regional, and local communities.
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Citizen-Generated Data Task Team

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
The Citizen-Generated Data Task team works to produce recommendations on what types of CGD initiatives are best suited to different purposes; to produce guidance on how to navigate and engage with different types of CGD initiatives; and to provide a forum to share experiences, challenges, and learning related to CGD.
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Collaborative Data Innovation Fund

GPSDD Initiated
The Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Fund supports projects that work towards achieving the SDGs in low-income and lower middle-income countries.
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Data4SDGs Toolbox

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
The Data4SDGs Toolbox is a set of tools, methods, and resources to help countries create and implement holistic data roadmaps for sustainable development.
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Data Roadmaps

GPSDD Initiated
Data roadmaps support countries in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development.
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Environment Data Collaborative

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
Using earth observation and remote sensing data to protect the environment and improve climate resilience.