FIG Task Force on FIG and SDGs

FIG Task Force on FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals

"The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related land indicators will re-shape and influence our profession profoundly in the decade to come. It is of crucial importance that FIG member organisations and surveyors are aware and prepared on how their (daily) work contributes to the achievement of the SDGs and vice versa. What will be your role for the coming 10 years and how can you make the world a better place with your skills? "

 

The Council has established a new Task Force for 2019-2022. The Task Force will focus on FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals. This Task Force is chaired by Ms. Paula Dijkstra from the Netherlands.

Sessions

2020

TS06F: Making the World a Better Place with Your Skills! 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related land indicators will re-shape and influence our profession profoundly in the decade to come. It is of crucial importance that FIG member organisations and surveyors are aware and prepared on how their (daily) work contributes to the achievement of the SDGs and vice versa. What will be your role for the coming 10 years and how can you make the world a better place with your skills?

TS07F: Empowered by the Sustainable Development Goals  

Learn and get inspired by practical examples from all over the world of how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are changing the world. This session will give you valuable insights from the perspective of climate action, creating sustainable cities, promoting resilient infrastructure and enhancing inclusive economic growth. It will demonstrate how surveyors are empowered by the SDGs to contribute to a more sustainable world.

TS08F: Ending Poverty & Securing Land Rights: the Role & Contribution of Land Administration

It is clear what land administration professionals have to achieve, but how can we make sure we achieve the goals? In this session the ‘how’ question will be addressed with case-studies, research and project examples.

  • How do we, as surveyors, make sure that the amount of people with tenure security, with legally recognized documentation, is increasing?
  • How do we make sure these recordations are accessible, sustainable and upgradable for the decades to come?
  • How do we make sure that women and vulnerable groups have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land?
  • How can we ensure that there is a legal framework (including customary law) to guarantee women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control?
  • How can Cadastre and Land Registry organisations support the implementation of the SDGs. And how can we monitor the progress?
  • How do we contribute to affordable and clean energy and the sustainable land use to support this?
2019

TS06E - Special Session on the Sustainable Development Goals & FIG

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related land indicators will re-shape and influence our profession profoundly in the decade to come. It is considered to be of crucial importance that FIG member organisations and surveyors are aware and prepared on how their (daily) work contributes to the achievement of the SDGs and vice versa.

During the session you will learn about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the indicators that are related to the surveying profession. Together we will discuss the relevance of SDGs and the indicators for the FIG, the commissions and you as member.