SDGs Mapping is an initiative through which gisAction intends to contribute to information, dissemination and collective debate regarding the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Global challenges that concern everyone, each in his professional function, as well as in the individual sphere. Multidimensional challenges that the global community leads with results in variable geographies.
“This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity”. “This Agenda is a program of action for people, planet and prosperity.” This is the opening sentence of the Resolution adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations through which the Global Goals for Sustainable Development were established. The concept of Sustainable Development, therefore, indicates the strategy through which it is intended to re-establish a healthy balance of different elements: human society, environmental resources and economic growth. Therefore, the use of the most advanced geographical tools is fundamental, in particular those that refer to geospatial data. The mapping of data allows to have a broader view of the phenomenon that is being analyzed, to understand the spatial relationship between data and phenomena and to accurately plan the strategies necessary to obtain the expected results.
For these reasons, we believe that the contribution of geographic tools is crucial to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Our team, through 17 thematic maps, configured a mapping of key indicators, objective by objective, using authoritative data from the Open SDG Data Hub portal published by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).