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UN Environment Programme wins award for freshwater-related ecosystems work

11 November 2019

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has won an award from the Group on Earth Observations' Earth Observation for Sustainable Development Goals Initiative and the Group on Earth Observations' Sustainable Development Goals Awards Panel for its "remarkable efforts to integrate Earth observation data into a global methodology to enable the official monitoring and reporting of Sustainable Development Goal Target 6.6Change in the extent of freshwater related ecosystems over time."

The title of the award is "2019 Earth Observations for Sustainable Development Award".

The work was a joint effort of UNEP's Science and Ecosystems Divisions.

"Although the award was given to UNEP, the work on goal 6.6.1 would not have been possible without a number of other partners, primarily the European Commission-Joint Research Centre and Google, but also a number of other partners including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States, the European Space Agency and the Group on Earth Observations' Secretariat," says UNEP statistician Jillian Campbell.

Source: UN Environment

Image credit: The United Nations Environment Programme