Data Set Climate change

Published on March 16th, 2017 | by Joshua New


Using Private Sector Data to Combat Climate Change

The United Nations’ (UN’s) data-focused innovation initiative Global Pulse has launched the Data for Climate Action Challenge to encourage environmentalists and data scientists to use data to combat climate change. The Data for Climate Action Challenge provides participants with datasets donated by the private sector that could provide insight into the relationships between human haviorssuch as social media activity and traffic patternsand climate change, and tasks them with developing research proposals to use the data to develop solutions related to climate mitigation, climate adaptation, and the UN’s climate-related Sustainable Development Goals. The deadline for proposal submissions is April 10, 2017.

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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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