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The Atlas of the Human Planet 2016 is the first outcome of the Human Planet Initiative and aims to support the monitoring of the implementation of the post-2015 international frameworks:

  • the UN Third Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III, 2016)
  • the post-2015 framework on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (DRR)

The Post-2015 international frameworks include targets to be achieved and measured through indicators that focus on measurable outcomes. These indicators are action oriented, global in nature and universally applicable.

The Human Planet Initiative supports the implementation of a platform contributing to the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism and enabling the test and the collective debate of alternative options in operationalization of the indicators. The Human Planet Initiative is an international partnership. It started in 2014 with the “Manifesto for a Global Human Settlement Partnership” which evolved to the “Human Planet Initiative” in the frame of the GEO work programme.