Citizen science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Fritz, S., See, L. ORCID:, Carlson, T., Haklay, M., Oliver, J.L., Fraisl, D. ORCID:, Mondardini, R., Brocklehurst, M., et al. (2019). Citizen science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Sustainability 2 922-930. 10.1038/s41893-019-0390-3.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2019 14:45
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:32

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