Satellite Earth Observations in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals

Special 2018 Edition

This report has been compiled to help develop a broader understanding of the fundamental, strategic importance of satellite Earth observation data to the 2030 Agenda. Satellites have a role to play in relation to most of the agreed Goals and have been shown to have the potential to support national reporting against a quarter of the associated targets, and to inform national development policies. Satellite data providers and enablers have already taken steps through CEOS and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) to ensure coordination of their engagement with the 2030 Agenda.