image shows a fisher person and the text unlocking climate change data for a just transition

Experts and decision makers explored how to overcome co-ordination and coherence obstacles among an expanding pool of climate change data producers and users.

For a just climate change transition to succeed, countries must put the well-being of people at the heart of solutions, yet populations are diverse and have varying needs. Timely, accurate, disaggregated climate change data are fundamental to understanding how the complex interconnections of the environmental, social and economic aspects of climate change affect all people, including vulnerable and marginalised groups.

PARIS21 has developed an ecosystem approach to climate change data that has the potential to transform co-ordination and coherence of data at the national level as well as strengthening the role of data in policy making. This, in turn, can help drive a just transition towards climate-resilient societies by ensuring that decisions are based on the data that best enables policy makers to understand and respond to the heterogeneous needs of their populations.

Objectives of the event

  • Unpack the need for more and better climate change data to drive equitable climate actions at a country level, identify the main bottlenecks to action and discuss the potential of mobilising climate change data ecosystems to enable a just transition. 
  • Identify and discuss country examples in which climate change data has been effectively used to inform sustainable and equitable climate policies and solutions.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage climate change data ecosystems to enable just transition pathways in low and middle-income countries.

Watch the event

A live stream of the event is available here

Explore PARIS21's work on building a climate change data ecosystem

  • How are small island developing states implementing climate change data ecosystems? Read
  • Envisioning a climate change data ecosystem - A path to co-ordinated climate action. Read the report here.
  • About PARIS21's work on mobilising climate change data ecosystems for better climate action - Read the brief here
  • PARIS21 Expert Workshop (December 2021): Exploring an ecosystem approach to data for climate action. Read main highlights here.
  • 2022 PARIS21 Spring Meetings - Data Ecosystems for Climate Action. Access event documents, recording and presentations here.
  • Climate change podcasts. Listen to all episodes here.
  • “How can societies become more resilient to climate change? read the full article here.
  • UN ECLAC-PARIS21 event: Strengthening environment climate change and disaster information in the Caribbean here


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