ODI Resource - Tackling the Climate Crisis with data

Created By:  Magnus Smidak
Last updated: 03 May 2024

This report outlines the Open Data Institute's and ARUP approach to leveraging data to combat the climate crisis within the built-environment sector. It highlights the necessity for open, trustworthy data ecosystems to facilitate better decision-making and manage potential adverse impacts.

The Open Data Institute (ODI), in collaboration with Arup, published a comprehensive report exploring the role of data in addressing the climate crisis specifically within the built-environment sector. It emphasizes the critical importance of creating open and trustworthy data ecosystems to empower stakeholders across the industry to make informed decisions that could mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. By scrutinizing operational carbon, embodied carbon, transparency, and resilience, the report outlines both the current challenges and the vast opportunities for better data sharing and utilization. The report also delves into various approaches to fostering an environment where data can be openly shared and used, such as developing supportive data infrastructure, cultivating data institutions, and initiating data access and use initiatives. Ultimately, it calls for industry-wide collaboration and action to harness the transformative power of data in making the built environment more sustainable and climate-resilient.

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