*Image: Lake Chad, in Africa, has shrunk by 90% over the last 40 years due to climate change.

By Jonathan Greig, TechRepublic.com

This week, data scientists, researchers and company representatives from across the globe came together for Bloomberg’s Data for Good Exchange¬†event in New York City, which showcased how data is being used to achieve the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The goals were developed in 2015 as an effort to push the world’s nations to address critical issues affecting billions of people. Stakeholders in the event were hoping to show how improving data collection methods could change what problems we address and how we address them.

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