World Bank Makes Climate Change Data More Accessible

The public can now easily access an extensive set of World Bank information, data and reports on climate change, with the launch on Wednesday (Nov. 23) of the bank’s Open Data Initiative on Climate Change.

Policymakers, development practitioners and researchers, among other institutions and individuals working on climate change, can access these materials for free online through the Climate Change Knowledge Portal. The World Bank said this portal will be regularly updated and more information will be released in the coming months.

The portal also provides information about rainfalls and temperatures, which the bank said is crucial to those working on climate change adaptation projects and programs. 

Aside from the portal, the Open Data for Climate Change Initiative also includes a data book on climate change, a mobile map and an “Apps for Climate” competition. These will be launched at the U.N. climate change conference that is set to start Nov. 28 in Durban, South Africa.

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