#Data4BetterClimateAction is a campaign led by a group of global climate initiatives calling attention to the value of climate transparency to not only fulfill reporting requirements but to also drive good policy at the national level by advancing sustainable development priorities.
“All countries need credible data in order to keep tabs on our climate ambition commitments.
“We can only improve what we measure and in this critical year for climate action we need sound data and integrity in our actions.
“To do that we need all parties to improve their climate transparency so that together we can have a clear view of what we need to do to protect our planet for future generations.
“I am pleased to see the Data4BetterClimateAction campaign championing this cause on the road to COP26.”
Alok Sharma, COP26 President-Designate
“Transparency is the backbone of the Paris Agreement. By having sound data and information systems in place, countries across the world are able to better design, implement and track their NDCs or long-term strategies – this is good for the climate globally and for sustainable development at home.”
Dr. Henning Wuester, Director of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT)
“Building national transparency systems to track and report on climate actions and impacts is crucial in our progress towards a climate resilient, low carbon future. With our push for increased transparency we wish to build trust and confidence, fostering greater accountability and strengthened climate ambitions.”
Susanne Pedersen, Director of the UNEP DTU Partnership
“Climate change is a global emergency that is already having profound effects on people’s lives and on our planet’s biodiversity. Protecting forests is essential to curbing climate change, and we must act now to halt continuing dramatic levels of deforestation. Robust and transparent forest monitoring systems and data are crucial to understand where action is most needed, inform targeted investments and policies and help track progress towards the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.”
Ms Astrid Agostini, Coordinator of the REDD+/National Forest Monitoring Cluster at FAO Forestry Division
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