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UNEPLive supports the demand for substantiated, contextualized knowledge about the environment by providing a clearinghouse of data sets, knowledge flows, and communities of networks. UNEPLive is a web-based platform to: ·        facilitate the exchange and sharing of up-to-date data, information, assessments and knowledge amongst member countries, research networks, communities of practice, indigenous peoples and society, in order to keep the environment and emerging issues under review. ·        provide open access to national and regional information and global datasets ·        provide a range of big-data, visualisation, mapping and publishing tools via local and cloud services ·        underpin UNEP's role as UNEA's information and knowledge service provider especially in the delivery of information and evidence to support the SDGs and post 2015 agenda At the 27th session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum Nairobi, (18-22 February 2013), UNEP was requested to implement the next phase of UNEPLive during the 2014-2015 biennium as an open platform in continued alignment with relevant environmental information systems designed for global, regional and national environmental assessment and data sharing; and to undertake and encourage capacity-building activities to ensure that developing countries and countries with economies in transition are able to work with UNEPLive and contribute to scientifically sound evidence-based environmental assessment processes. The UNEPLive platform aims to fulfill this mission by: ·        enlarging the knowledge base for global environmental policy through community networking ·        encouraging and supporting greater community networking; ·        embracing new developments in information and communication technologies and enhancing knowledge service delivery through improved translation and search functions; improving access to its information and knowledge services using distributed computing ·        widening the use of its services through clear strategies for governance and data use that reflects the general principles of streamlining, sharing and access ·        involving staff and experts from across UNEP, the MEAs and other UN organisations and national institutions, plus regional and global environmental change programmes and assessments.

Product Type
Knowledge & Learning
Focus Area
Climate Resilient Development
Low Carbon Development
Screening, Monitoring & Evaluation
Scope / Extension
Sub-national, Project, & Local/Community level
Coastal Areas (special case)
Urban (special case)
Methodological Steps
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portugues, Slovenian, Spanish
e-Learning available
e-Learning available
Facilitated Learning Avalable
Facilitated Learning Avalable