Data-Informed Societies Achieving Sustainability: Tasks for the Global Scientific, Engineering, and Medical Communities

Proceedings by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in 2015 by all United Nations Member States, offers a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” The Agenda outlines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which address a range of global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate change, and environmental degradation, among others. Advances in technology and the proliferation of data are providing new opportunities for monitoring and tracking the progress of the SDGs. Yet, with these advances come significant challenges, such as a lack infrastructure, knowledge, and capacity to support big data…(More)“.