FIG Commissions & SDG work

FIG Commissions and the Sustainable Development Goals

Below the relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), targets and indicators for each FIG Commission are mentioned. FIG members can contribute to the SDG’s in two main ways. On the one hand they can create awareness and contribute to achieving the SDG’s and the specific targets. On the other hand they can collect relevant data to contribute to the measurement of the targets by using the indicators.

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SDG & FIG Commission overview

The table below highlights how and which SDG's the individual Commission is involved with. To know more about their work, click on the icons.

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  Commission 1

SDG 5: Gender Equality

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all woman and girls everywhere

  • 5.1.1.  Whether or not legal frameworks are in place to promote, enforce and monitor equality and non‑discrimination on the basis of sex.

5.5: Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.

  • 5.5.2. Proportion of woman in managerial positions. 

SDG 10Reduced Inequalities 

10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

  • 10.2.1 Proportion of people living below 50 per cent of median income, by age, sex and persons with disabilities.

Commission 2

SDG 4: Quality Education

"ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all" informs the work of Commission 2. As we focus on higher education the following targets are particularly relevant.  

4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university

  • 4.3.1. Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex

 4.5: By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations  

  •  4.5.1: Parity indices (female/male, rural/urban, bottom/top wealth quintile and others such as disability status, indigenous peoples and conflict-affected, as data become available) for all education indicators on this list that can be disaggregated  

4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

  • Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development, including gender equality and human rights, are mainstreamed at all levels in: (a) national education policies, (b) curricula, (c) teacher education and (d) student assessment

Commission Chair David Mitchell gives his Statement on the sustainable development goals in relation to Commission 2 - Professional Education


  Commission 3

SDG 1: No poverty

1.1 By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day.

  • 1.1.1 Proportion of population below the international poverty line, by sex, age, employment status and geographical location (urban/rural).

1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.

  • 1.4.1 Proportion of population living in households with access to basic services.
  • 1.4.2 Proportion of total adult population with secure tenure rights to land, with legally recognized documentation and who perceive their rights to land as secure, by sex and by type of tenure.

1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

  • 1.5.1 Number of deaths, missing persons and persons affected by disaster per 100,000 people.
  • 1.5.2 Direct disaster economic loss in relation to global gross domestic product (GDP).
  • 1.5.3 Number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies.

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.

  • 2.3.1 Volume of production per labour unit by classes of farming/pastoral/forestry enterprise size.
  • 2.3.2 Average income of small-scale food producers, by sex and indigenous status.

2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.

  • 2.4.1. Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture.

2.C Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility.

  • 2.C.1 Indicator of food price anomalies.

SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

  • All targets and All indicators.

SDG 4: Quality education

4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.

4.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.

4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.

4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

SDG 5: Gender Equality

5.A. Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.

  • 5.A.1(a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure.

5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

  • Achievement of All targets and the improvement of All indicators.

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic growth

8.9 By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.

SDG 9: Industry Innovation & Infrastructure

9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

9.C Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020.

  • 9.C.1 Proportion of population covered by a mobile network, by technology.

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

  • 10.2.1 Proportion of people living below 50 per cent of median income, by age, sex and persons with disabilities.

10.7 Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.

  • 11.3.1 Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate.

11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities.

SDG 13: Climate Action

13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning

  • 13.2.1 Number of countries that have communicated the establishment or operationalization of an integrated policy/strategy/plan which increases their ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change, and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development in a manner that does not threaten food production

SDG  14: Life below water

  • Contribute to achievement of All targets and All indicators

SDG 15: Life on land

15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.

  • 15.1.1 Forest area as a proportion of total land area.
  • 15.1.2 Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, by ecosystem type.

15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.

15.3 By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world.

  • 15.3.1 Proportion of land that is degraded over total land area.

15.4 By 2030, ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development.

15.5 Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology.


Commission 4

SDG 6: Water and Sanitation

6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

  • 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services.

SDG 13: Climate Action

13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

  • 13.3.1 Number of countries that have integrated mitigation, adaption, impact reduction and early warning into primary, secondary and tertiary curricula.
  • 13.3.2 Number of countries that have communicated the strengthening of institutional, systemic and individual capacity-building to implement adaptation, mitigation and technology transfer, and development actions.

SDG 14: Life below water

14.1 By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.

  • 14.1.1 Index of coastal eutrophication and floating plastic debris density.

14.5 By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information.

  • 14.5.1Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas

Commission 5

SDG 6: Water and Sanitation

6.4 By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity

  • 6.4.1 Change in water-use efficiency over time

6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate

  • 6.5.1 Degree of integrated water resources management
  • 6.5.2 Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation

6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

  • 6.6.1 Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix

  • 7.2.1 Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption

7.B By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support

  • 7.b.1 Installed renewable energy-generating capacity in developing countries (in watts per capita)

SDG 9: Industry, Infrastructure and Innovation

9.A Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States.

  • 9.A.1 Total official international support (official development assistance plus other official flows) to infrastructure.

SDG 11Sustainable Cities and Communities

11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries

  • 11.3.1 Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate
  • 11.3.2 Proportion of cities with a direct participation structure of civil society in urban planning and management that operate regularly and democratically

11.5 By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross
domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations

  • 11.5.1 Number of deaths, missing persons and directly affected persons attributed to disasters per 100,000 population
  • 11.5.2 Direct economic loss in relation to global GDP, damage to critical infrastructure and number of disruptions to basic services, attributed to disasters

11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management

  • 11.6.2 Annual mean levels of fine particulate matter (e.g. PM2.5 and PM10) in cities (population weighted)

11.A Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning

  • 11.a.1 Number of countries that have national urban policies or regional development plans that (a) respond to population dynamics; (b) ensure balanced territorial development; and (c) increase local fiscal space

11.B By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels

  • 11.b.1 Number of countries that adopt and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030

SDG 13: Climate Action

13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries

13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

13.B Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities*Acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.

SDG 14: Conserve and Sustainably Use the Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources

14.1 By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

  • 14.1.1 (a) Index of coastal eutrophication; and (b) plastic debris density

14.2 By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans

  • 14.2.1 Number of countries using ecosystem-based approaches to managing marine areas

14.3 Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

  • 14.3.1 Average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations

14.5 By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information

SDG 15: Life on Land


Commission 6

FIG commission 6 “Engineering Surveys”  gathers experts that deal with the production of data on the geometry and location, from large structures to small objects, either man-made or natural. In the domain of construction - the area that involves most surveying engineers - it is present in the development of new buildings or facilities and during their life cycle: it’s vital for the planning, the setting out of the design, the dimensional control and monitoring of deformations. The skills and the accuracy of the work presented, involved these professionals in projects assigned to other areas, ranging from mechanical and industrial engineering to environmental safety.

Good results in engineering surveying, suitable for the purpose in view, are dependent on several factors: adequate equipment, appropriate methodologies and a motivated team with the necessary skills. These skills come from different sources: they can come from school education (at different levels) but also from the experience transmitted by the most knowledgeable co-workers. Thousands of surveying engineering teams are working in different parts of the world, many associated with projects that are of vital importance for the survival and well-being of populations (as examples, the supply of goods such as water, electricity or sewage systems, transport infrastructures and buildings such as hospitals or schools) in the lesser developed countries, small island developing States and African countries. This work, and the way it is developed, contributes to many of the sustainable development goals adopted by United Nations member states.

Thus the most important SDG's for Commission 6 is:

SDG 6: Water and Sanitation

6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

  • 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services.

6.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

  • 6.3.2 Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality.

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

7.B By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support.

  • 7.B.1 Investments in energy efficiency as a percentage of GDP and the amount of foreign direct investment in financial transfer for infrastructure and technology to sustainable development services.

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

  • 9.1.1 Proportion of the rural population who live within 2 km of an all-season road.
  • 9.1.2 Passenger and freight volumes, by mode of transport.

9.B Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for, inter alia, industrial diversification and value addition to commodities.

  • 9.4.1 Proportion of medium and high-tech industry value added in total value added.

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.

  • 11.3.2 Proportion of cities with a direct participation structure of civil society in urban planning and management that operate regularly and democratically.

11.B By 2030, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels.

  • 11.B.2 Number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies.

SDG 13: Climate Action

13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

  • 13.1.3 Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with national disaster risk reduction strategies.
  • 13.1.1 Number of deaths, missing persons and persons affected by disaster per 100,000 people.
  • 13.1.2 Number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies

13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

  • 13.3.1 Number of countries that have integrated mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning into primary, secondary and tertiary curricula
  • 13.3.2 Number of countries that have communicated the strengthening of institutional, systemic and individual capacity-building to implement adaptation, mitigation and technology transfer, and development actions

Commission Chair Maria Joaoh gives her Statement on the sustainable development goals in relation to Commission 6 - Engineering Surveys


Commission 7

SDG 1: No Poverty

1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.

  • 1.4.1 Proportion of population living in households with access to basic services.
  • 1.4.2.  Proportion of total adult population with secure tenure rights to land, with legally recognized documentation and who perceive their rights to land as secure, by sex and by type of tenure.

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.

  • 2.3.1 Volume of production per labour unit by classes of farming/pastoral/forestry enterprise size.
  • 2.3.2 Average income of small-scale food producers, by sex and indigenous status.

2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.

  • 2.4.1 Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture.

SDG 5: Gender Equality

5.A Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.

  • 5.A.1(a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure.
  • 5.A.2 Proportion of countries where the legal framework (including customary law) guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control.

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

  • 10.2.1 Proportion of people living below 50 per cent of median income, by age, sex and persons with disabilities.

10.3 Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard.

  • 10.3.1 Proportion of the population reporting having personally felt discriminated against or harassed within the previous 12 months on the basis of a ground of discrimination prohibited under international human rights law.

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

11.1 By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.

  • 11.1.1 Proportion of urban population living in slums, informal settlements or inadequate housing.

11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities.

  • 11.7.1 Average share of the built-up area of cities that is open space for public use for all, by sex, age and persons with disabilities.
  • 11.7.2 Proportion of persons victim of physical or sexual harassment, by sex, age, disability status and place of occurrence, in the previous 12 month.

SDG 15: Life on Land

15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.

  • 15.1.1 Forest area as a proportion of total land area
  • 15.1.2 Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, by ecosystem type

15.3  By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world

  • 15.3.1 Proportion of land that is degraded over total land area

Commission 8

SDG 1: No Poverty

1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.

  • 1.4.2.  Proportion of total adult population with secure tenure rights to land, with legally recognized documentation and who perceive their rights to land as secure, by sex and by type of tenure.

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.

  • 2.3.1 Volume of production per labour unit by classes of farming/pastoral/forestry enterprise size.
  • 2.3.2 Average income of small-scale food producers, by sex and indigenous status.

2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.

  • 2.4.1 Proportion of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture.

SDG 5: Gender Equality

5.A Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws.

  • 5.A.1(a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure.

SDG 6: Water and Sanitation

6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

  • 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

11.1 By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.

  • 11.1.1 Proportion of urban population living in slums, informal settlements or inadequate housing.

11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.

  • 11.3.1 Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate.
  • 11.3.2 Proportion of cities with a direct participation structure of civil society in urban planning and management that operate regularly and democratically.

11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities.

  • 11.7.1 Average share of the built-up area of cities that is open space for public use for all, by sex, age and persons with disabilities.
  • 11.7.2 Proportion of persons victim of physical or sexual harassment, by sex, age, disability status and place of occurrence, in the previous 12 month.

11.A Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning.

  • 11.A.1 Proportion of population living in cities that implement urban and regional development plans integrating population projections and resource needs, by size of city.

SDG 15: Life on Land

15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.

  • 15.1.1 Forest area as a proportion of total land area
  • 15.1.2 Proportion of important sites for terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity that are covered by protected areas, by ecosystem type

Commission 9

The overall objective of Commission 9's work is to work towards improved transparency in the land markets. Real estate has an outstanding importance of the quality of living and working, the transparency of this market is of particular importance. Corruption, money laundering and white-collar crime are the more difficult the more transparent the market is. Banks reduce the risks of mortgage lending, the safer the development of property values can be, and the risks of a financial crisis are reduced if investors can be sure that the price of a property is not completely off the market. In addition, governments can use the data to make funding decisions for reducing soaring real estate prices.

SDG 13 (Climate Action) is also part of it, because climate neutrality cannot be achieved without climate-neutral and sustainable construction and the related financing instruments (which in turn also include the evaluation of the price effects of climate-neutral buildings). We also have to look for partners for these goals within the valuation- and the land management scene. These communities are, especially in the Commission 9 area, most often also geographers, economists or sociologists.

SDG 1: No Poverty

SDG 2: No Hunger

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

11.1 By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.

  • 11.1.1 Proportion of urban population living in slums, informal settlements or inadequate housing.

11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.

  • 11.3.1 Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate.
  • 11.3.2 Proportion of cities with a direct participation structure of civil society in urban planning and management that operate regularly and democratically.

SDG 13: Climate Action

SDG 17: Partnerships

Commission Chair Peter Ache gives his Statement on the sustainable development goals in relation to Commission 2 - Valuation and the Management of Real Estate


Commission 10

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.

  • 9.4.1 CO2 emission per unit of value added §  (www.icms-coalition.org) is extending its scope into carbon metrics.

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.

  • 11.3.1 Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate.

11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.

  • 11.4.1 Total expenditure (public and private) per capita spent on the preservation, protection and conservation of all cultural and natural heritage, by type of heritage (cultural, natural, mixed and World Heritage Centre designation), level of government (national, regional and local/municipal), type of expenditure (operating expenditure/investment) and type of private funding (donations in kind, private non-profit sector and sponsorship).

 11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities.

  • 11.7.1 Average share of the built-up area of cities that is open space for public use for all, by sex, age and persons with disabilities.

11.A Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning.

  • 11.A.1 Proportion of population living in cities that implement urban and regional development plans integrating population projections and resource needs, by size of city.

11.C Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials.

  • 11.C.1 Proportion of financial support to the least developed countries that is allocated to the construction and retrofitting of sustainable, resilient and resource-efficient buildings utilizing local materials.

Commission Chair Alan Muse gives his Statement on the sustainable development goals in relation to Commission 10 - Construction Economics and Management


  Young Surveyors Network (YSN) and Volunteer Community Surveyor Programme (VCSP)

The team and volunteers of the FIG YSN Volunteer Community Surveyor Programme (VCSP), volunteers their time towards meeting almost each of the geospatial related SDGs.

Chair of the Young Surveyors Network Kwabena Asiama gives his Statement on the sustainable development goals in relation to the Young Surveyors Network


African Regional Network (ARN)

Chair of the Africa Regional Network Jennifer Whittal gives her Statement on the sustainable development goals in relation to the Africa Regional Network


Asia Pacific Regional Network (AP RN)

Standard Network

FIG Standard Netowork's  role is mainly advising and supporting the Council and Commissions. In this capacity, all of the SDGs that are of interest to FIG are relevant to the Standards Network. All 17 of the SDGs is relevant to the Standards Network. Commission work related to the SDGs and requiring standards support, or involving standards, could conceivably be relevant to the Standards Network.