Urban Environment and Social Inclusion Index featured at World Urban Forum

The Urban Environment and Social Inclusion Index (UESI) — the first spatially explicit Index measuring how cities around the world perform on environmental issues like climate change, air quality, public transport, and green space — now includes more than 160 cities. 

Beyond national climate action: the impact of region, city, and business commitments on global greenhouse gas emissions

Regions, cities, and businesses operating within ten of the world’s major emitting economies could reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 3.5-5.5 percent in 2030, compared with the emissions expected from current national policies, according to a new article co-authored by Data-Driven Lab in Climate Policy.

 

 

Inaugural Open Climate Collaborathon Concludes at COP-25

Featuring 8 nodes, 21 prompts, and 350 participants, the Collabathon convened experts from a range of backgrounds to develop radical technological solutions to some of the most intractable issues in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Citizen Science for Sustainable Development

A new Nature Sustainability paper explains how citizen science can help fill data gaps and further the SDG reporting process at the global, national, and subnational level.

 

 

Cities, regions, and businesses can help achieve national climate goals

A new report finds 10 high-emitting economies could meet or overachieve their pledged greenhouse gas emissions cuts with help from cities, regions and businesses. 

 

 

New paper explores disproportionate exposure to Urban Heat Island in Cities

TC Chakraborty, Angel Hsu, Diego Manya and Glenn Sheriff examine Urban Heat Island (UHI) distribution in 25 cities around the world, using satellite remote sensing data to reveal differences in factors that contribute to unequal exposure to UHI.

 

 

Do countries' climate commitments incorporate city, region, company and civil society climate action?

A new paper in Climate Policy uses quantitative text analysis to explore how national governments incorporate city, region, company & civil society climate action into their international climate commitments.

 

 

A research roadmap for quantifying non-state and subnational climate mitigation action

A new Nature Climate Change Perspectives piece outlines ways to better account for the greenhouse gas emissions reductions from climate action by local governments, the private sector, and civil society.

How cities are failing to be inclusive - and what they can do about it

On the World Economic Forum blog, Data-Driven director Angel Hsu and Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness founder Kim Samuel discuss the world’s progress towards its goal of fostering sustainable, inclusive cities.

Global Climate Action Summit: How Does it Measure Up?

The Sept. 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, CA engaged more than 5,000 cities, states, regions, companies, investors and civil society organizations on climate change. Hundreds of commitments were made, but does it add up to something beyond action already pledged?

The Data-Driven EnviroLab (Data-Driven Lab) uses cutting edge data analytics to create solutions to the world’s environmental problems. Launched in 2015, the research group is an interdisciplinary collaboration of policy experts, data scientists, visual designers, and interactive programmers at Yale-NUS College in Singapore and beyond. The group was founded and is led by Dr. Angel Hsu.

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Net Zero: Beyond the Buzzword

Net Zero: Beyond the Buzzword

Last month saw the launch of the UN’s “Race to Zero” campaign, which engages an impressive 995 companies, 449 cities, 38 investors, 21 regions, and 505 universities. Together, these actors - which account for 25% of global CO2 emissions and more than 50% of global GDP...

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