Press Release
04 November 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: NDC Partnership and WRI Press Conference to Launch Climate Watch, Powerful Data Platform for Journalists, Policymakers

BONN, GERMANY—At 13:00 CEST on 7 November, the NDC Partnership and World Resources Institute will host a press conference at COP23 to launch Climate Watch, a powerful new platform offering comprehensive data for climate action. Developed in collaboration with 11 partner organizations including the UNFCCC, Climate Watch (accessible now at is destined to become the go-to resource for media, policymakers and researchers to visualize and download data on national and global climate actions for achieving Paris Agreement pledges, sustainable development, emission trends and more.

During the press conference, data and policy experts will give a live demo of Climate Watch and show reporters how to use the platform to answer their questions about climate action, national pledges and sustainable development. The press conference will take place at Press Conference Room 2 in the Bula Zone at COP23.


Press conference launching Climate Watch, a powerful new online platform offering visualizations and data for climate action (accessible now at


Press Conference Room 2, Bula Zone, COP23 Venue, Bonn, Germany


13:00 CEST, Tuesday, 7 November


  • Rob Bradley, Knowledge and Research Director, NDC Partnership
  • Johannes Friedrich, Senior Associate, Climate Program, World Resources Institute
  • Eliza Northrop, Associate, International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute
  • Moderated by Rhys Gerholdt, Senior Communications Manager, World Resources Institute



View the full press release about the launch of Climate Watch at


About Climate Watch Partners and Funders

Climate Watch is managed by World Resources Institute (WRI) in collaboration with partners African Center for Technology Studies (ACTS), Climate Action Tracker, Climate Analytics, The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), The German Development Institute (DIE), Google, NDC Partnership, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and The World Bank. The platform is a flagship initiative of the NDC Partnership.

Funding for this initiative is provided by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Google, the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, and the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

About World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and more. Our more than 700 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. Learn more at

About the NDC Partnership

Launched at COP22 in Marrakesh, the NDC Partnership aims to enhance cooperation so that countries have access to the technical knowledge and financial support they need to achieve large-scale climate and sustainable development targets as quickly and effectively as possible. Learn more at

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