Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Indicator 15.8.1

Proportion of countries adopting relevant national legislation and adequately resourcing the prevention or control of invasive alien species

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Suitable data sources for this indicator are currently being explored. This indicator is classified as Tier 3 and therefore no internationally established methodology or statistical standards are yet available. Corresponding methodologies or standards are being developed by the responsible international organizations and subsequently tested in cooperation with national statistical offices.

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The international organisations (custodian agencies) that are responsible for the respective SDG-indicator publish methodological guidelines for the calculation of the indicator - so-called global metadata.

Displayed here are the national time series that fit the global metadata best as well as their comparability with the global metadata. Please find further methodical and country-specific information of the time series in the related national metadata.

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Comparability with global metadata
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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators. Global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Target name

By 2020, introduce measures to prevent the introduction and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems and control or eradicate the priority species

Indicator name

Proportion of countries adopting relevant national legislation and adequately resourcing the prevention or control of invasive alien species

Designated tier

Tier II

Custodian agency

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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