From the gases emitted through a car’s tailpipe to the tree biomass stored in the Amazon, carbon is no doubt the leading indicator of climate change today. But does a ton of carbon emitted by an aircraft 10 kilometers above the North Atlantic really equate to a ton of carbon stored in a mangrove forest in Indonesia – and, more importantly, can one really be ‘offset’ by another?
Insufficient data has been cited as a major hindrance to the realization of gender equality especially in land ownership.
According to UN Women statistics, 80% of the indicators for gender equality across SDGs are lacking data.
UN Women Chief Statistician Papa Seck says lack of political good will and technical challenges are to blame.