Project description

The World Environment Situation Room (WESR) is the new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) data, information and knowledge platform. It will enable users to access, visualize, share and download data, information and knowledge services regarding the world environment situation in near real-time.

This platform will be the primary transformational change tool implementing UNEP’s global environmental data strategy, by integrating geospatial, digital libraries, data driven assessments, foresights, global environmental monitoring, communications, citizen science, and support to UN country teams and related Common Country Analysis (CCA). It will also help visualize progress made regarding the environment-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). It will take UNEP into the digital age and establish a leadership role on using the cutting-edge technologies of big data, geospatial, for global environment. WESR will be customized to fulfil UNEP’s mandates and fill both an important and unique niche in the emerging digital environments for people and planet.