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Probably not too soon to think about what a U.S. VNR would look like for 2022 and how the U.S. engineering and science community can contribute. The U.S. is one of the few UN member states that has not submitted a VNR but this will change.
The U.S. has a data collection system in place that has been widely copied and was actually featured at an education event during the 2020 High Level Political Forum.
Take a look at engineering-related indicators and share your thoughts on their adequacy.
To start to answer your question, see the presentation I made last week to the ASCE Maryland Section the last part on business involvement. There is a Business and Industry Major Group at the UN see https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=30022&nr=2594&menu=3170
I would be happy to try to connect you directly.
ASCE participates at the UN through the World Federation of Engineering Organizations and is co organizer of the Science and Technology MG with the International Science Council.
As you probably know, progress on Goal 14 Oceans will be reviewed in 2022.
Hope this is helpful
In my opinion, the various boxes or criteria are political and have nothing to do with engineering and science. If engineers applied science and mathematics to development all of these other criteria would fade away. They are political agendas not engineering criteria.