UN Environment National Atlases of Environmental Change (hot spots and hope spots), and capacity building

Following establishing the baseline above the following analysis, products and services and capacity building is planned:

• Generation of baseline statistical information (i.e. changes in ambient water quality and quantity, changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services, land degradation etc) by analysing the trends identified in the maps and turning them into statistics which can be used for the national SOER, official statistics, SDGs and reporting to major MEAs such as the three Rio Conventions.

• Publications – Produce National Atlases of Environmental Change (hot spots and hope spots) including maps, narrative, assessment, statistical tables and options for sustainable management of natural resources.

• Develop on line platform to store information on hot spots and hope spots for future monitoring and reporting over time and make it available to a variety of stakeholders.

• Capacity building to be able to continue to generate statistics using the methods above. The capacity building would be targeted at the organizations responsible for the environment in each country and the respective national statistical office. This capacity building could include training in foresight methods and approaches using geospatial data to improve decision-making. • Capacity building for stakeholders to use geospatial information and the findings from the atlases to enrich and inform national state of environment reports.

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