The Data for the Environment Alliance

About DEAL

The Data for the Environment Alliance (DEAL) was first launched on November 2nd 2021 at the COP26 in Glasgow and officially launched on 4th of March 2022 at UNEA-5 in Nairobi as a Member State led initiative that aims at empowering the delivery of the environmental dimension of the 2030.

About the UN Science-Policy Business Forum on the Environment

The UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment is the United Nations' powerful, fastest- growing multi-sector convening platform on the environment, encouraging 'Technology, Partnership and Integrated Solutions for Nature'.

In 2018, the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment - in cooperation with the UNEA 3 Estonian Presidency, Bureau Members and technical partners across government, UN agencies, space agencies and the private sector - created a High Level Working Group on Big Data and Technology for the Planet, which made the case for the need to strengthen and align global efforts to develop an integrated, UN-led strategy and global platform to manage and share authentic and valid environmental data for decision making to set society on a more sustainable path.

In March 2019, led by its Estonia Presidency and partner Member States, the UN Environment Assembly unanimously passed a Ministerial Declaration that mandated UNEP to develop a Big Data Strategy on the Environment.

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