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Towards a Big Data Revolution for the Planet

Scoping an Integrated, Tech-Empowered Cross-Sectoral Approach to Data Optimization, Governance and Access to Meet Multilateral Environmental Goals




This survey, launched by UNEP, the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment (UN-SPBF), and the Data for the Environment Alliance (DEAL), is directed towards top experts across sectors dealing with environmental data. It aims to gather expert insights to inform the development of an integrated rethinking of how to strengthen global environmental data for decision-making and better accountability across sectors.   


We thank you for your time and valuable contribution to this important work.


Your insights will help: 

  1. Improve understanding of the current state of affairs 
  2. Identify gaps 
  3. Suggest solutions 
  4. Support horizon scanning 
  5. Provide direction for an integrated, multi-layered inclusive approach to environmental data management across sectors.  

The survey is mostly designed in multiple-choice format, with opportunities to elaborate should you choose to do so. It is structured according to the following sections:


  1. Expert Information
  2. Focus Areas
  3. Towards a Global Environmental Data Strategy
  4. Disclosure
  5. Citizen Science
  6. Technology


In this form, you will have the opportunity to nominate other expert(s) to take the survey. Your nominations will be greatly appreciated.


This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.