Data Collaboration, and Reuse to Address Climate Change
A Collection of Resources from The GovLab Data Program
Posted on 2nd of November 2021 by Yuki Mitsuda
The United Kingdom is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October — 12 November 2021. The summit convenes constituents from around the world and across sectors to accelerate actions towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
On the occasion of COP26 and to contribute to the discussion of how responsible data collaboration, stewardship and reuse can support climate objectives, we present a selection of initiatives and resources produced by The GovLab’s Data Program related to addressing climate change and its impacts, as well as environmental objectives more broadly.
Identifying the demand for Data4Climate
The 100 Questions — Air Quality and Food Systems Sustainability Domains
The GovLab’s 100 Questions Initiative seeks to map the world’s 100 most pressing, high-impact questions that could be answered if relevant datasets were leveraged in a responsible manner across different domains. Together with the World Resources Institute, The GovLab convened a community of Air Quality “bilinguals” — domain experts who also possess data science knowledge — to define an agenda for research and action in the space. The 10 questions developed by the bilinguals have been publicly prioritized and are now being socialized with key stakeholders to spur the design and implementation of purpose-driven data collaboratives. The bilinguals’ questions focus on a range of issues from identifying geographical source of pollution to achieving global carbon-free cities. Learn more here.
More recently, the GovLab, the Barilla Foundation, and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) launched the Food Systems Sustainability domain of the 100 Questions. A global cohort of food systems bilinguals are currently defining questions that, if answered through data and collaboration, could support sustainable solutions for healthier food production, distribution, and consumption. Learn more here.
Open Data Demand Assessment and Segmentation Methodology