Is the climate right for open data?

Inger Andersen, director-general of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Photo by: Neil Palmer / CIAT / CC BY-SA 

The Paris climate conference, better known as COP21, is right around the corner, and the head of the oldest environmental advocacy organization in the world is thinking about how environmentalists, citizen scientists and policymakers can better use data to promote sustainability and measure impact.

Inger Andersen is a former vice president for sustainable development and vice president for the Middle East and Africa at the World Bank, where she tackled the special challenge of promoting sustainability and conservation in the region. Now, as director-general of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, a member of the Eye on Earth Alliance, Andersen is also a spokesperson for the EoE Summit, hosted last month in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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    Molly Anders

    Molly Anders is a U.K. Correspondent for Devex. Based in London, she reports on development finance trends with a focus on British and European institutions. She is especially interested in evidence-based development and women’s economic empowerment, as well as innovative financing for the protection of migrants and refugees. Molly is a former Fulbright Scholar and studied Arabic in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.