Geography and statistics supporting global development agenda

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Climate change and sea level rise are shaping the Seychelles Islands in spectacular and dramatic ways. Photo: UNEP GRID Arendal/Lawrence Hislop

Geography and statistics are being used together to help countries around the world better fulfil the needs of humanity while protecting the planet.

Knowing the location of areas stricken by issues like drought, disease or poverty can help governments create plans to promote sustainable development.

That's according to Tim Trainor, one of the co-chairs of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management.

He and other members of the committee recently met in New York to discuss how they can analyse and use geospatial information to support the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals, known as the SDGs.

He's been speaking to Maria Carlino.

Duration: 4’56″

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