Climate Change: Organizations with Relevant Data and Analysis

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Sep 27, 2016

To advance climate actions and foster knowledge sharing, the following organizations offer publicly available data and analysis. Use this information to run different types of simulations and conduct related analysis to understand the impact of climate change and efforts to mitigate it. 

 

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Description

CDP CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a global reporting platform for companies, cities, states, and regions to report their greenhouse gas emissions and reduction commitments and track their environmental impacts. This data is publicly available so that investors and policymakers can make better informed financial and policy decisions.
carbonn Climate Registry

carbonn is a global reporting platform created by local governments  around the world to report greenhouse gas reduction commitments, emissions inventories, and climate mitigation and adaptation actions. 

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) C40 is a network of over 80 of the world’s megacities that are committed to addressing climate change. C40 works closely with city leaders to advance climate actions and foster knowledge sharing among regional networks.
Compact of Mayors

The Compact of Mayors is the world’s largest coalition of mayors and city officials to commit to reducing greenhouse gases and track climate mitigation and adaptation actions. Over 500 cities are committed to the Compact of Mayors, which entails meeting emissions reduction targets and publicly reporting greenhouse gas inventories within a designated period of time.

United Nations Population Division’s World Urbanization Prospects The United Nations Population Division issues estimates and projections of the urban and rural populations of countries around the world. This data shows the projected exponential global urban growth up to 2030, demonstrating that the world’s urban areas will dominate in the coming decades.
The World Bank Development Indicators The World Bank development indicators data contain useful climate change and environmental indicators, as well as data from a range of other development areas such as gender, health, infrastructure, and poverty.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)   The IPCC is the international body that assesses the scientific research related to climate change. Hundreds of experts across a range of social science and natural science disciplines contribute to the IPCC assessments, which provide a scientific basis for governments enacting climate policy. The IPCC assessments also underlie negotiations at the United Nations climate conferences.