From December 9 to 13, during its Fall meeting, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) will celebrate 100 years of scientific breakthroughs, of furthering Earth and space sciences and communicating science.
With only a quarter of a century, but much like the AGU, the IAI’s foundation depends on the excellence of the peer-reviewed science it supports, free exchange of ideas, data and information and the dissemination of that knowledge to benefit countries in the region.
As an intergovernmental regional organization with 19 Parties, the IAI relies on a wide array of research and initiatives related to global change to support policy decisions based on collaborative, interdisciplinary research and scientific data. This data and information guide national strategies and responses under a number of global agreements, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDG) and the 17 SDGs. To fully implement and monitor progress on the SDGs, decision makers across the globe need data and statistics that are accurate, timely, sufficiently disaggregated, relevant, accessible and easy to use.
This is why this year, in celebration of the AGU’s centennial, the IAI and the Pvblic Foundation have joined forces again to carry on “science for action” with the SDG Data Hub. To mark AGU’s 100 years of science and 100 years of stories, we will be streaming live stories from our booth to highlight how to make the best use of data and scientific evidence to guide the implementation of the SDGs.
How can your data be better used to guide governments? What is the potential to improve lives and track the SDGs at the local, national, regional level? How to use your data to guide policy for social good? Funding for data is key, what is the role of the private sector to help address our sustainability challenges?
Serving as a “live social media newsroom,” the digital coverage will encourage media, peers and organizations to join the conversation, generate discussion and engage the global online community in support of the implementation of the SDGs.
Scientists are invited to share their stories by sending us a 100-second video clip or stop by the booth for an interview on how their data relate to one or more SDGs.
The IAI and PVBLIC work as aggregators of scientific information and communication innovation. PVBLIC harnesses the power of media to drive social change for sustainable development including organizing the SDG Media Zone at High-Level Meetings and Summits such as the UN General Assembly to promote communication on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations 2030 Agenda and its SDGs provide the momentum to promote awareness and communication among scientists, policy-makers and other sectors of society to best guide national and regional implementation of those goals and national climate commitments.