UNEPLive: A System-Wide Approach To Keeping The Environment Under Review
Meet the ever growing demand for substantiated, contextualised knowledge about the environment by developing richer sets of data and knowledge flows and bringing together diverse communities of practice.
UNEPLive is a web-based platform to:
- facilitate the exchange and sharing of up-to-date data, information, assessments and knowledge amongst member countries, research networks, communities of practice, indigenous peoples and society, in order to keep the environment and emerging issues under review.
- provide open access to national and regional information and global datasets
- provide a range of big-data, visualisation, mapping and publishing tools via local and cloud services
- underpin UNEP's role as UNEA's information and knowledge service provider especially in the delivery of information and evidence to support the SDGs and post 2015 agenda
UNEPLive will provide a system-wide data-knowledge service, a consistent approach to community networking and knowledge synthesis, an Information Communications Technology governance strategy and a comprehensive data policy for external and internal use. It will achieve this by:
- enlarging the knowledge base for global environmental policy through community networking
- encouraging and supporting greater community networking;
- embracing new developments in information and communication technologies and enhancing knowledge service delivery through improved translation and search functions; improving access to its information and knowledge services using distributed computing
- widening the use of its services through clear strategies for governance and data use that reflects the general principles of streamlining, sharing and access
- involving staff and experts from across UNEP, the MEAs and other UN organisations and national institutions, plus regional and global environmental change programmes and assessments.
 At the 27th session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum Nairobi, (18-22 February 2013), UNEP was requested to implement the next phase of UNEPLive during the 2014-2015 biennium as an open platform in continued alignment with relevant environmental information systems designed for global, regional and national environmental assessment and data sharing; and to undertake and encourage capacity-building activities to ensure that developing countries and countries with economies in transition are able to work with UNEPLive and contribute to scientifically sound evidence-based environmental assessment processes.
Countries who would like UNEP to support development of Country Portals and experts who would like to contribute content to UNEPLive, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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