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"Measuring Deqing's Progress Towards the SDGs with Geo-Statistical Information"


This session will present the methodology and major results of a case study for Deqing County in efforts to collect and report on SDGs. The session provides a live example for discussion on three isssues: 1) how can geospatial and statistical information be used for assessing the overall progress towards SDGs for an entire administrative entity; 2) how far is Deqing from achieving the SDGs and which are its most important SDG challenges; 3) which data and technology gaps need to be filled to support better monitoring and reporting over time. Deqing County, the venue of the first United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress, has experienced significant economic and environmental changes over the past ten years. Its overall progress towards SDGs has been assessed through a comprehensive data-driven measurement and evidence-based analysis. There are 104 indicators from the UN SDGs indicator framework selected and measured by using geospatial and statistical information. Indicator-based quantitative and qualitative analysis were conducted at three levels (indicator, single goal and multi-goal). The results will be released and publicized on a web-based knowledge portal and shared by international communities.

  1. Presenters/Panellists:
    Mr. Liu Zhenmin, USG, UNDESA
  2. Prof. Chen Jun, National Geomatics Center of China
  3. Prof. Ge Yuejing, College of Geography, Beijing Normal University
  4. Ms. Wang Qinying, Mayor of Deqing County
  5. Mr. Steven Ramage, Director of International Relation, GEO
  6. Mr. Cheng Zhilin, Director, Department of Statistical Desion and Management, National Bureau of Statistics of China
  7. Mr Feng Fei, Vice Governer of Zhejiang Provice
  8. Representative of the Ministry of Natural Resources, P. R. China
  9. Moderator:
    Dr. Li Pengde, Deputy Director General, China Geological Survey
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