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165Name TypeActivity (primary function)Area of focusSector focusURLKey activitiesNotable partnershipsHost orgOperating scopeFromFunding
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NB: not individual commercial/for-profit solutions providers. This is a directory of inititaves that involve collaboration across all, or some, areas of CEFID (climate, environment, finance, infrastructure and data). Click here for blog post.
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Africa Adaption ProgrammeProgrammeStrategy, implementationinvestment to increase resilience, climate change Publichttps://www.adaptation-undp.org/projects/africa-adaptation-programmepromoting early adaption, laying foundation for long-term investment ro increase resilience to climate change UNIDO / UNICEF / WFP / JP UNDPAfrica 2008US$92.1 million support from the Government of Japan
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African Development BankBankGrant and loan financingfinance, infrastructure, promoting SDGsPublichttps://www.afdb.org/enfighting poverty and improving liveing conditions on the continent UN, World Bankn/aIvory Coast1964
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African Risk CapacityFacilityInsurance risk poolinsurance, disaster risk managementPublic, Private https://www.africanriskcapacity.org/helping African Union plan, prepare and respond to extreme weather and disastersn/aAfrican Union2012AU governments, KFW, Sweden, US Aid, Rockefeller, Switzerland, WFP, France, IFAD, UK Aid
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ArcGIS Living Atlas of the WorldToolData services and analysis toolsGISPublic, Privatehttps://livingatlas.arcgis.com/provides geographic information from around the globe. Includes maps, apps, dataZSL, The Nature Conservancy, WWF, Yale Map of LifeEsriglobal
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ARIES (Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services)ToolData services and analysis toolshttp://aries.integratedmodelling.org/
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Artifical Intelligence for Ecosystem Services
http://aries.integratedmodelling.org/
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Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)Alliance Research, advice, awareness, industry representationclimate change, low carbon transition, investor group https://www.aigcc.net/raising awareness among Asia's assert owners and financial institutions about the risks and opportunities associated with climate change / low carbon investing n/aAsia2016
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Asian Development BankBankGrant and loan financingfinance, infrastructure, agriculutre, climate change, disasters, promoting SDGsPublichttps://www.adb.org/mulitlateral development bank providing loans, technical assistance and grants to member governmentsn/aAsia1963provided $21.58 billion in grants & loans in 2018
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Benefit Transfer Toolkit
https://my.usgs.gov/benefit-transfer/
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Big Data - UN Global Working GroupProgramme
https://unstats.un.org/bigdata/
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Biodiversity Indicator Partnership DashboardToolData services and analysis toolsbiodiversity, aichi biodiversity targetsPublichttps://bipdashboard.natureserve.org/bip/SelectCountry.htmldashboard to streamline national reporting through flexible, scalable visualizations of indicators for reportingNatureServeUNEP-WCMCglobal2007
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Blue Earth Initiativehttp://blueplanetbd.org/
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CARE InternationalNGOInsurance provisionmicroinsurance, policy, gender, humanitarian responsePublic
https://www.careinternational.org.uk/
Offering microinsurance to the pooerst households alongside other climate resilience programmingn/aLDCs1945£55m in 2018 in donations and grant funding
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Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance FacilityFacilityInsurance risk poolinsurance, disastersPublichttps://www.ccrif.org/earthquake, tropical cyclone and excess rainfall policies to Caribbean and Central American governmentsn/aSIDs2007
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CASEarth (Big Earth Data Platform)http://data.casearth.cn/
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CenfriThink tankResearch, advice, awareness, policy facilitationFinancialhttps://cenfri.org/Emerging markets
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CISL (Climatewise)PartnershipReporting principles and practiceinsurance, climate change, financial markets, disclosure, reportingPrivatehttps://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/business-action/sustainable-finance/climatewise/principlesprovide principles and framework against which signatories report, and are independently assessed each year Santam, WTW, Hiscox, Chubb, Allianz, Swiss Re, AvivaCambridge University CISLGlobal2014membership fees
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CLIMADAToolDistaster and catastrophe modelsGlobal, multi-hazardallhttps://github.com/CLIMADA-project/climada_pythonSwiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, IDF, iDMC, MeteoSwissWeather and Climate Risk Group at ETH Zurich, www.wcr.ethz.chglobal, open-source and -access2017self-funded
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Climate Engine
http://climateengine.org/
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climate.aiCommunityNetwork - technologyresilience, climate change, business, AI, dataPrivatehttps://www.climate.ai/using AI to predict physical risk of climate change on real assets and helping investors, gov and insureres develop resilient strategies n/an/acalifornia2017
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ClimateSeed
https://www.climateseed.com/
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Co$ting Nature
http://www.policysupport.org/costingnature
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Coastal Resilience Decision Support Tools
https://coastalresilience.org/tools/
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Coastal Zone Management TrustFacilityInsurance risk poolinsurance, conservation Public, Privatehttps://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-insights/perspectives/insuring-nature-to-ensure-a-resilient-future/promoting conservation of the coastline on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, financing first ever insurance policy of a coral reefSupport from the Rockefeller Foundation The Nature ConservancyMX2018Receives taxes from government
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Collect Earth
http://www.openforis.org/tools/collect-earth.html
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Commodity Mapping Platform
https://www.sustainabilityconsortium.org/projects/commodity-mapping/
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Copernicus Open Access HubToolData inventory and serviceshttps://cophub.copernicus.eu/
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Critical Habitat Layer IFC Performance Standard 6
https://www.unep-wcmc.org/news/screening-for-critical-habitat
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Descartes Labs
https://www.descarteslabs.com/
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Digital Observatory for Protected AreasToolData services and analysis toolsdata, protected areas, convention on biological diversityPublichttps://dopa.jrc.ec.europa.eu/enWeb services and applications use to assess, monitor report and possibly forecast the state of and pressure on protected areas at multiple scales
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Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) Programme ProgrammeStrategy, implementationresilience, disastersPublic, Privatehttps://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/disaster-risk-financing-and-insurance-programsovereign disaster risk finance, market development for DRR, World Bankglobal2010government funded by UK, US, DE, JP, NL, CH, EU/ACP
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Earth Explorer
https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/
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Earth Genome
https://www.earthgenome.org/
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Earth Map
https://earthmapdemo.info
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Earth on AWSToolData inventory and services
https://aws.amazon.com/earth/
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EarthPulseToolData services and analysis toolsglobal systemsPublichttps://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/labs/geographic-visualization/dashboard for monitoring key systems across the planetNational Geographic Societyglobal
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ECO-DRR Opportunity MappingToolunder development2017
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Ecosystem Valuation Toolkit (EVT)Tool
https://www.eartheconomics.org/ecosystem-valuation-toolkit
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EJ Atlashttps://ejatlas.org/
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ENCORE (Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure)
https://encore.naturalcapital.finance/en
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Environmental Value Look-Up (EVL) Tool
https://eftec.co.uk/project/%20%09environmental-value-look-evl-tool
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ENVISION
http://envision.bioe.orst.edu/
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Evaluating the Resilience Impact of Climate Insurance (ERICI)ProgrammeResearch, advice, awarenessinsurance, resilience metricsPublic, vulnerable populations
http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/evaluating-the-resilience-impact-of-climate-insurance-erici/erici/
developing demand-led metrics for measuring how insurance helps with resilienceMCII, InsuResilienceLSELDCs2017-2020LSE’s IGA-Rockefeller Research and Impact Fund
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Financial Protection ForumToolData inventory and servicesdisasters, financial protection, disaster risk financingPublic
https://www.financialprotectionforum.org/
maintains an online knowledge base for different stakeholders (leadership, programme managers)World Bankglobal2017World Bank
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Flood and Drought Monitor
http://www.flooddroughtmonitor.com/home
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Forecast-based FinancingProgrammeResearch, advice, awarenessindex-based insurance, smallholder farmily, early actionPublic
https://www.forecast-based-financing.org
early payouts based on forecasts to enable pre-emptive humanitarian actionNetherlands, Germany, UN OCHA. Partner with private companies International Committee of the Red Crossglobal1863
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French Development AgencyAgencyGrant financingfinance, policy, promoting sustainable developmentPublichttps://www.afd.fr/enimplements policy of the french government, fighting poverty and promoting sustianable grrowthUNn/aFR1998
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Geneva AssociationThink tankResearch, advice, awareness, industry representationinsurance, research on Extreme Events and Climate risk, financial stability, global ageing, cyber, protection gap, digitalizationPrivatehttps://www.genevaassociation.org/about-ussix research programmes: financial stability and regulation, extreme events and climate risk, global ageing, cyber, protection gap, digitalization90 insurance companiesn/a1973member funded
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Geospatial Big Data Platform (GDBX)
https://www.digitalglobe.com/products/gbdx
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GermanWatchNGOInfluencepolicy, environment, trade, North/South inequality, climate financePublic
https://germanwatch.org/en
Climate Change Performance Index, monitoring, accountability, Global Climate Risk Indexn/a1991
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GIB FoundationInitiativeStandards developmentsustainable and resilient infrastructurePublic, Privatehttp://www.gib-foundation.org/sure-standard/Standard for Sustainable and Resilient InfrastructureGlobal Infrastructure Basel
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Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)ToolData services and analysis toolsdata, biodiversity, conservationPublichttps://www.gbif.org/Global Biodiversity Information Facility - international network and research infrastructure providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earthgovernments around the world
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Global Biosphere Management Modelhttps://www.globiom.org/
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Global Canopy Programme, UK
https://www.globalcanopy.org/
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Global Center for Climate Resilience
https://www.globalccr.org/
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Global Chemicals Observatory
https://www.who.int/gho/database/en/
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Global Earth Observation System of Systems’ Platform
https://www.earthobservations.org/geoss.php
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Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and RecoveryFacilityGrant financingclimate change, disastersPublichttps://www.gfdrr.org/enawards grants for activities in line with operating principlesEU, UNDP, UNISDR, World BankGlobal Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recoveryglobal2006Funded by member states
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Global Fishing WatchToolData services and analysis toolsfishing, ocean sustainabilityPrivate
https://globalfishingwatch.org/
provides global view of world's commercial fishing activitiesGoogle, Oceana, SkyTruthglobal2016
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Global Forest Resources Assessment
http://www.fao.org/forest-resources-assessment/en/
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Global Forest WatchToolData services and analysis toolsforest monitoring, data visualisationPublic, Private
https://www.globalforestwatch.org/
provides data and tools for realtime forest monitoringGoogle, UK Aid, US AidWRIglobal2014
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Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF)FacilityInsurance provisioninsurance, agriculture, risk transferSME, smallholder farmers, micro-entrepreneurs
https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/industry_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/financial+institutions/priorities/access_essential+financial+services/global+index+insurance+facility
providing index insurance for smallholder farmers and micro-entrepreneursInsureslience (funder)International Finance Corporation (World Bank)LDCs2009funded by EU/ACP, NL, DE, JP
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Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change Alliance Research, advice, awareness, industry representationclimate change, responsible investment, institutional investorsPrivatehttps://globalinvestorcoalition.orgcollaboration among four regional partner organisations around the world to increase investor education and engagement on climate change and climate-related policiesCDP, GRI, UNEP-FIn/aGlobal2012
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Global Ocean Observing System
https://www.goosocean.org/
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Global Partnership for Sustainable Development DataAlliance Research, advice, awareness, policy facilitationData to monitor and implement the SDGsData for sustainable developmentwww.data4sdgs.orghttp://www.data4sdgs.org/initiative-listingAfrica Regional Data Cube -- The data cube was developed by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) in partnership with the Group on Earth Observations, Amazon Web Services, Strathmore University in Kenya, Office of the Deputy President - Kenya, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. The Africa Regional Data Cube is being used by the govt of Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and Tanzania.United Nations FoundationKenya, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Philippines2015http://www.data4sdgs.org/our-funding-partners
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Global Pulse
https://www.unglobalpulse.org/
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Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and InvestmentAlliance Research, advice, awarenessresearch, sustainable finance, investmentPublic
https://www.sustainablefinancealliance.org/
promoting multi-disciplinary academic research on sustainable finance and investmentMembers consist of global research universities e.g. Imperial College London, LSEco-chaired by Professor Rob Bauer (Maastricht University) and Dr Ben Caldecott (University of Oxford)global2017
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Global Resilience PartnershipPartnershipResearch, advice, awarenessclimate change, resilience, disastersPublic, Privatehttps://www.globalresiliencepartnership.org/aboutus/increasing the attention and investment in resilience, furthering knowledge on what policies, practices and innovations are needed to build resilience40 partners, most major UK climate thinktanksRockefeller Foundationglobal2014US Aid, Sweden, UK Aid, Zurich Foundation
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Global Risk Data Platform (PREVIEW)
https://preview.grid.unep.ch/
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Global Risk Financing FacilityFacilityGrant financinginsurance, climate change, disastersPublic
https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/disasterriskmanagement/brief/global-risk-financing-facility
provides grants to vulnerable countries to enable an earlier, more reliable response/recovery to climate change and disasters. Finances premiums & accelerates productsWorld BankWorld Bank / IDFglobal 2018DE, UK. $145m
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Gobal Surface Water ExplorerToolData services and analysis toolshttps://global-surface-water.appspot.com/
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Google Earth EngineToolData services and analysis toolssatellite imagery, whole earth imageryPublic, Privatehttps://earthengine.google.com/combines catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilitiesGoogleglobal2001
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Green Finance InstituteInstituteResearch, advice, awareness, industry representationfinance Public Private
https://www.greenfinanceinstitute.co.uk/
UK cross sector collab supporting the integration of climate change into the economy, then accelerating finance and capturing opportunities this.Department for Business, Energy & Industrial StrategyUK2018UK government
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GRESB InitiativeData services and analysis toolsinsurancehttps://gresb.com/
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i-Tree EcoToolData services and analysis toolstreeshttps://www.itreetools.org/tools/i-tree-eco
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IBAT (Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool)Toolhttps://www.iucn.org/theme/business-and-biodiversity/our-work/business-approaches-and-tools/integrated-biodiversity-assessment-tool-ibat-business
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Icebreaker One InitiativeStandards developmentdata marketplace creation across finance, insurance, risk, environment, climate, infrastructurePublic, Private
https://icebreakerone.org
Developing standards that enable an open marketplace for financial and environmental dataUNEP, Arupn/aglobal2019grants + membership fees
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Impact Insurance FacilityProgrammeInsurance provisioninsurance, microinsurancePublic, Privatehttp://www.impactinsurance.org/enabling insurance sector, gov to embrace impact insurance to reduce "vulnerability", "promote stronger enterprise and faciliate better public policys"International Labour Organization2008Gates Foundation, Zurich Foundation, Munich Re Foundation, World Bank, US Aid, AFD, FSDA, AfricaRe and AusAID
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IMPACT Tool Box
https://forobs.jrc.ec.europa.eu/products/software/impact.php
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Insurance Development ForumAlliance Research, advice, awareness, industry representationinsurance, risk managementPrivate, Public
https://www.insdevforum.org/
using insurance and risk management to protect and build resilience of people, communities, businesses from disasters and the assosciated "economic shock"UNn/aglobal2015UNEP, PSI
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InsuResilienceAlliance Grant financingresilience, disaster risk financing, insurance for extremely poor, moderately poor and vulnerable peoplePublic, Private, Civil societyhttps://www.insuresilience.org/direct and indirect risk insurance schemes60+ governments, private companies, academic institutionsGIZLDCs2017$160 million in funding
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Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT)ToolData services and analysis toolsbiodiversity, risk screening, conservationPublic, Privateibat-alliance.org host and maintain IUCN Threatened Speciest database, World Database on Protected Areas, World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas, reporting toolAllianz, General Motors, University of Cambridgeglobal2019corporate clients, SaaS subscription model
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International Centre for AI, Energy and Climatein development tech UK, Energy UK, MAKE UK, National Grid, Arup, UK Steel, UCL, Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, E3G, Ovo, Bulb, Demand Logic, Fidelity, Carbon Tracker, OpenClimateFixdoes not yet exist
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International Development Finance ClubAlliance Network - knowledgefinance, international development, climate change, equalityPublichttps://www.idfc.org/partnership of development banks, complementing each others need for a "more efficeient global development"World Bank, IMF among others global2011USD 4 trillion in combined assets and annual commitments above USD 850 billion, including USD 200 billion of climate finance
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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)InstituteResearch, advice, awareness, policy facilitationGlobal, multi-hazardiiasa.ac.at
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InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs)
https://ecosystemsknowledge.net/invest
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Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC)Alliance Research, advice, awareness, industry representationclimate change, responsible investment, institutional investorsPrivatehttps://igcc.org.au/raising awareness among Europe's assert owners and financial institutions about the risks and opportunities associated with climate change / low carbon investing CDP, GRI, UNEP-FIn/aEurope2005$2 trillion AUM
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IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesToolData inventory and servicesdata, threatened species, biodiversity, conservationPublichttps://www.iucnredlist.org/Inventory of endangered species
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Landsat
https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/
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LUCI (Land Utilisation Capability Indicator)
https://www.lucitools.org/
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Map of Life (MOL)https://mol.org/
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MapXToolData services and analysis toolsmapping, natural resourcesPublichttps://www.mapx.org/platform for data sharing, analysis and visualization, aiming to eliminate fragmentation of spatial dataWorld Bank, Global Resource Information Database (GRID-Geneva)UNEP
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MCIIThink tankResearch, advice, awarenessdisaster risk reductionPublic, Private
http://www.climate-insurance.org/home/
fact-based research and evidence, developing products for the most vulnerable, value-add of insurance in adaptationGeneva Association, WMO, UNEP FI, ClimateWiseUNU-EHSLDCs2005
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Moabihttps://moabi.org/
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Moja Globalhttps://moja.global/
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MPA AtlasToolData services and analysis toolsdata, marine protected areas, biodiversity, conservationPublichttp://www.mpatlas.org/Provides a picture of marine protected areas
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Natural Capital Asset Map and Decision Support Tool
https://pg-cloud.com/NaturalCapital/
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Nature Map EarthToolData services and analysis toolsbiodiversity, aichi biodiversity targets, carbon storage, naturePublichttps://naturemap.earth/Developing an integrated map of global biodiversity, carbon storage and other dimensionsn/a2019
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