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This past September, members of the OpenEarth team attended New York Climate Week to participate in and host several key climate, technology and data events. One of our main events was in partnership with the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM) and the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), where we showcased pioneering organizations and solutions propelling city climate action through data and AI, fostering partnerships that cater to local governments' needs for swift and expansive climate action. Our new CityCatalyst project was highlighted to showcase that successful city climate action hinges on data and tools for informed decision-making, streamlined action, and reduced technical burden. Our new tool leverages geospatial data, AI, and digital infrastructure, alongside coordination, to bridge local gaps and streamline action.
The Climate Action Data 2.0 community, co-convened by OpenEarth, has worked on digitally-enabling an independent Global Stocktake for the past two years. The Global Stocktake is the collective monitoring exercise for the Paris Agreement, and it has moved from the technical phase to the political phase by starting conversations around how climate action can lead to real accountability and the part the UNFCCC can play.
During June, two of our OEF team members went to Bonn, Germany for the UNFCCC Technical Dialogues. Louisa Durkin and Martin Wainstein attended numerous events, where discussions were had about innovating climate action through digital and data architecture. We showcased the now live and populated openclimate.network platform, designed to support a Digitally Enabled Independent Global Stocktake (DIGS), and particularly relevant in the context of the newly announced UNFCCC Accountability Framework. We also attended workshops with the UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub, and met with the global city networks (C40, GCoM and ICLEI) to discuss the launch of our CityCatalyst programs.
For the past two years OpenEarth Foundation has been advancing big picture, planetary-scale innovations around climate action and environmental resilience. We are proud of what we have accomplished for such a young organization, and we believe there is still so much yet to achieve in order to tackle both the climate and biodiversity crises.
We recently participated in the meetings of the Subsidiary Bodies (SB) of the Bonn Climate Change Conference, which includes the 56th meetings of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), convened from 6-16 June 2022 in Bonn, Germany.
The OEF team dove into COP26 focusing on three key initiatives which will enable adherence to and ambitions under the rulebook and enable and accelerate initiatives across the pillars of collective climate action