It’s easy to see which households are connected to the grid, but regulatory commissions and utilities often lack information on supply interruptions, voltage levels or blackouts. It's a big reason so many Kenyans don't have reliable power.
The Climate Access Indicators Tool (CAIT) Equity Explorer (WRI 2014), part of WRI’s CAIT Climate Data Explorer suite, is an online visualization tool that aims to inform the UNFCCC international climate negotiations by providing a unique approach to climate equity. This technical note discusses...
Communities worldwide face increasingly dangerous climate change impacts, but most lack necessary access to data and guidance to assess risks and develop resilience strategies. The new Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) aims to change that.
Data is more than graphs, spreadsheets and computer models. As experts at the recent Eye on Earth Summit noted, when in the right format and right hands, data can reduce air pollution, halt deforestation and create new protected areas for threatened species.
More than 1,700 leaders will gather for the World Forestry Congress next week, the most prominent gathering for discussions about forest management. Will they use the opportunity to make progress?
Los bosques tropicales del mundo están en problemas serios, así lo confirman los nuevos análisis satelitales de la Universidad de Maryland y Google, publicados hoy en Global Forest Watch.
Les forêts tropicales du monde sont menacées, confirme des nouvelles données satellites de l'Université du Maryland et Google et publiées aujourd'hui sur Global Forest Watch.
Decision-makers need future projections on water supply and demand. However, most of these decision-makers operate at the administrative or political scales, and therefore require country-level projections.
This technical note utilized a spatial aggregation methodology to bring sub-...
Globally, changing water supply and demand is inevitable; what that change will look like is far from certain. A first-of-its-kind analysis sheds new light on the issue.
The open data movement—the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone—can drive innovation, make government and corporate activities more transparent and improve decision-making about natural resources.