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Online platform launched to support Paris Agreement goals through open climate data and analytics resources

Online platform launched to support Paris Agreement goals through open climate data and analytics resources

Above image: Historical Greenhouse gas emissions/ Screenshot from Climate Watch

A free online
platform
has been launched to provide open climate data, visualisations and
resources, which will empower policymakers, researchers, media and other
stakeholders and enable them to gather insights on national and global progress
on climate change. The platform is managed by the World Resources Institute
(WRI), in collaboration with partners, including the World Bank Group and the United
Nations.

Climate Watch (www.climatewatchdata.org)
is a flagship initiative of the NDC
Partnership
, a coalition of countries and institutions working to
mobilise support and achieve ambitious climate goals while enhancing
sustainable development. NDCs refer to
the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. The
Paris Agreement requires all Parties to put forward their best efforts through NDCs
and to strengthen these efforts in the years ahead. This includes requirements
that all Parties report regularly on their emissions and on their
implementation efforts.

Climate Watch contributes to the goals of the Paris
Agreement by using open data to increase transparency and accountability, and
provide actionable analysis on how countries can enhance their efforts to
combat climate change.

It brings together dozens of datasets for the first time to
let users analyse and compare the NDCs, access historical emissions data,
discover how countries can leverage their climate goals to achieve their
sustainable development objectives, and use models to map new pathways to a
lower carbon, prosperous future.

This free platform enables users to create and share custom
data visualisations and comparisons of national climate commitments.

The platform includes data and visualisations
on all countries’ greenhouse gas emissions
(by sectors, regions and gases),
as well as a comprehensive,
user-friendly database of all countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions
(NDCs)
. The latter provides information on the status of ratification and
NDCs submission, along with details of the NDCs.

Data for the former is obtained from
WRI’s CAIT, the PIK (Potsdam Institute for
Climate Impact Research), and the UNFCC
(United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).  

Climate Watch also provides comprehensive mapping of linkages
between Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets of the 2030 Agenda for
Sustainable Development. This would help identify potential alignment between
the targets, actions, policies measures and needs in countries’ NDCs and
the targets of the SDGs.

Linkage between Nationally Determined Contributions and the Sustainable Development Goals/ Screenshot from Climate Watch

Data
and visuals of emissions scenario pathways
for major emitting countries,
derived from a growing library of models will be available soon. This tool
would enable easy visualisation of a range of future emission pathways linked
to different scenarios of economic and energy development.

National
and sectoral profile pages
offer a snapshot of climate progress, risks and
vulnerabilities.

Partners
for Climate Watch include Climate
Action Tracker
, Climate Analytics,
giz, Google, the World Bank Group and the United Nations.  Generous funding for the initiative was
provided by the Swiss Federal
Office for the Environment
, the German Federal Ministry for the
Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the
UK Department
for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
and Google.

Additional data was provided by Center for Policy Research
India
, Department of
Sciences and Environmental Engineering – New University of Lisbon
, Energy Innovation: Policy
and Technology LLC
, Environmental
Change Institute – University of Oxford
, Environmental Research Institute – University College Cork,
Joint Global Change
Research Institute
, Paul
Scherrer Institute
, The Global Calculator, U.S. Energy Information Administration and the UNFCCC – Biennial Update Reports.

Climate Watch has an open data commitment and intends to
provide information free of constraints and restrictions on use. Except as noted
on this webpage,
data and visualisations on the website carry the Creative
Commons CC BY 4.0
 license, which permits unrestricted reuse of Climate
Watch content when proper attribution is provided.

 

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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