Date
2:10 pm—2:30 pm · June 13, 2024
Room
Mary Ward Hall
The 'Open Up Guide for Climate Action' is a practical tool designed to support governments, organisations and activists in sharing specific information for targeted use, thereby incorporating open data as a central ingredient for environmental policies. Learn about its implementation in Uruguay, and consider how innovative mechanisms for data publication might work for other countries.

Longer description:

As countries design and implement policies and actions for climate change mitigation and adaptation, the production, disclosure, monitoring, and use of data will be essential to understand risks, track progress, enable informed action, and evaluate impact across a range of sectors

While national governments must play a leading role in responding to climate change, the Paris Agreement and subsequent Talanoa Dialogue have clearly established that contributions from subnational governments, the private sector, and civil society are crucial for success.

One way to achieve this is through the establishment of common standards for environmental data publication that generate value and solutions previously unexplored. To this end, the Open Data Charter created The Open Up Guide for Climate Action, a practical tool designed to support governments, organisations and activists in sharing specific information for targeted use, thereby incorporating open data as a central ingredient for environmental policies.

This session presents the results of the implementation of The Open Up Guide in Climate Action in Uruguay, including identified data needs, key challenges, and sector collaborations established to enhance the value of published information. The aim is to invite other governments to join in generating innovative mechanisms for data publication, participation, governance, and reuse to meet their climate change agenda governance objectives.

Mercedes will present this remotely from Argentina.