Disseminating environmental information internationally

Creating global information network on environment
Globalizing environmental information exchange network

Information access by Internet, computing technology and rapid development in sensors and automation technologies will facilitate the emergence of geo-agents for humans and intelligent software agents, which will enable tools for interaction and action at a distance. With smart computing chips attaching to objects of interest, and sensors on satellites operating at various altitudes, aircrafts, ships, mobile platforms, data on environmental, physical and biological events will be simultaneously collected, recorded, measured and tracked. Intelligent agent technologies that characterize a shift of paradigm from algorithms to interactive systems with problem-solving engines are capable of knowledge discovery and learning. They will become an indispensable part of the digital Earth environment and will be widely applied to such diverse fields as collaboration, and model discovery and information access.

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends that UNEP disseminates environmental information and data to governments and to organs, programmes and organizations of the UN system.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal