data innovation streaming live from Bonn during COP23

Watch Full Event From COP23 – Data Innovation: Generating Climate Solutions

High-Level Event | SUN, 12 NOV at 10am Eastern / 4pm Central European Streaming from Bonn, Germany during COP23


Bonn Germany. Source:
Bonn, Germany. Source:

Learn how data innovation can help generate climate solutions and spur collective action.

SDGs and the Data for Climate Action ChallengeThis high-level event, featuring speakers from the United Nations, Western Digital, Twitter, Tableau, World Resources Institute and more, will kick off the Sustainable Innovation Forum during COP23 with discussions and examples of data-driven innovations to accelerate climate solutions and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The objective of the event is to foster collaboration between governments, innovators, data scientists and climate experts by providing a forum to share cutting-edge ideas, inspire collective action, and explore concrete ways to replicate and scale data innovations for SDG 13: Climate Action.

The event will feature the winners of the Data for Climate Action Challenge, an unprecedented open data innovation competition to leverage big data and analytics for social good. The Challenge was launched earlier this year by UN Global Pulse and Western Digital, calling on innovators, scientists and climate experts to harnesses the power of big data and data science to catalyze action on climate change. The Challenge connected 97 semi-finalist research teams with donated datasets from 11 companies. Results of the winning proposals will be showcased throughout the program.




Welcome Video Message
amina mohammed


Keynote: Climate Action and the 2030 Agenda
robert orr


Data Impact: The Business Case
dave tang


A Data Revolution for Climate Action 
robert kirkpatrick


D4CA Thematic Award Presentations


Panel Discussion: Effective Partnerships to Enable Climate Solutions

Brigitte dumont andrew zolli Florence rey benadaroflorian ramseger andrew zolli


D4CA Data Visualization Award Presentations


Rising to the Climate Challenge


Panel Discussion: The Future of Big Data and Climate Action

Johannes friedrich janet george Daniel jimenez Jim moffitt Hannah Messenger


D4CA Grand Prize Award Presentation


Program subject to change. Check back for updates.



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