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Citizen science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


Fritz, Steffen; See, Linda; Carlson, Tyler; Haklay, Muki; Oliver, Jessie L; Fraisl, Dilek; Mondardini, Rosy (2019). Citizen science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Sustainability, 2(10):922-930.

Abstract

Traditional data sources are not sufficient for measuring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. New and non-traditional sources of data are required. Citizen science is an emerging example of a non-traditional data source that is already making a contribution. In this Perspective, we present a roadmap that outlines how citizen science can be integrated into the formal Sustainable Development Goals reporting mechanisms. Success will require leadership from the United Nations, innovation from National Statistical Offices and focus from the citizen-science community to identify the indicators for which citizen science can make a real contribution.

Abstract

Traditional data sources are not sufficient for measuring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. New and non-traditional sources of data are required. Citizen science is an emerging example of a non-traditional data source that is already making a contribution. In this Perspective, we present a roadmap that outlines how citizen science can be integrated into the formal Sustainable Development Goals reporting mechanisms. Success will require leadership from the United Nations, innovation from National Statistical Offices and focus from the citizen-science community to identify the indicators for which citizen science can make a real contribution.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Kompetenzzentrum Citizen Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:001 Knowledge
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > Global and Planetary Change
Life Sciences > Food Science
Social Sciences & Humanities > Geography, Planning and Development
Physical Sciences > Ecology
Physical Sciences > Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Social Sciences & Humanities > Urban Studies
Physical Sciences > Nature and Landscape Conservation
Physical Sciences > Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Language:English
Date:1 October 2019
Deposited On:12 Mar 2021 06:15
Last Modified:24 Feb 2024 02:48
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
Number of Pages:9
ISSN:2398-9629
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0390-3