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Climate Policy Radar at COP26

We are going to Glasgow for COP26, and we’ll be taking part in some exciting events and conversations about data, AI and evidence-based climate policy, sharing our vision and collecting inspiration, new ideas and allies. We’ll also be presenting our very first prototype, and would love for you to see it.

Join us at events or email to arrange meeting in person!

Thursday 4 November 2021, 10:30am | UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub | Blue Zone (in-person)

Designing the UN Innovation Platform


  • Peter Oksen, Senior Programme Officer, Climate Change & Food Security - WIPO Green
  • Nanqing Jiang, President, Green Inclusive China
  • Michal Nachmany, Founder and CEO, Climate Policy Radar
  • Catherine Atkin, Director, Stanford Codex Climate Data Policy Initiative
  • Michael Pittelkow, Climate Innovation Marketplace, SAP

About the UN Global Innovation Hub

Friday 5 November 2021, 10:15-11.25 am | Climate Law & Governance Day | University of Glasgow (in-person and online)

Harnessing machine learning to enhance evidence-based climate policy & investment

How do we radically scale collection and analysis of data, equipping decision-makers with rich, high quality, insight-enabling data? What is needed to fill critical knowledge gaps that currently inhibit our ability to learn (and share) effective policy pathways to a low carbon, resilient and desirable future?


  • Michal Nachmany, Climate Policy Radar
  • Matthew Agarwala, Bennett Institute, University of Cambridge
  • Robi Redda, South South North
  • Louise Crow, My Society

Event programme | Register

Friday 5 November 2021, 2:30-4pm | UNFCCC Resilience Lab, Blue Zone (in-person)

Going with the flow: from ancient water systems to AI-enhanced policymaking

This interactive session will explore what is needed to ensure evidence-based decision making to support abundant and healthy living systems - what we can learn from ancient practices of sharing resources in a community, how we can borrow design principles from nature to create and unblock flows of useful knowledge in a system, and how can we use the power of (and avoid the pitfalls of) artificial intelligence to enhance and accelerate evidence-based decision making.


  • Michal Nachmany, Climate Policy Radar
  • Bryony Worthington, UK House of Lords
  • Nathalie Seddon, Head of the Nature Based Solutions Initiative, University of Oxford

Resilience Lab website

Wednesday 10 November 2021, 3:10-4pm | New York Times Climate Hub, Glasgow (in-person and online)

The New York Times Debate: Democratic Leaders are Better Prepared to Address Climate Change than Authoritarian Ones

Teams and judges:

  • Sandrine Dixson-Declève Co-President, Club of Rome
  • Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network International
  • Daphne Frias, Climate Justice and Disability Activist and Member of the Generation Climate Initiative
  • Michal Nachmany, Founder and CEO, Climate Policy Radar
  • Robyn Scott, co-founder and CEO, Apolitical
  • Somini Sengupta, International Climate Reporter, The New York Times
  • Chris Stark, Chief Executive, the UK Climate Change Committee
  • Farhana Yamin, Environmental Lawyer

Event information and registration (note in person tickets sold out, free online attendance available)

Wednesday 10 November 2021, 4pm-5pm (TBC) | UNFCCC Innovation Pavilion (in-person)

A Clearer Picture: Towards Radical Transparency in Measurement, Reporting and Verification of Climate Action with AI

The aim of this 60-minute event is to inform decision-makers about how AI can help increase transparency and accountability in global and local climate action, discuss the limits and bottlenecks for deployment, and address how policymakers can facilitate impactful work leveraging digital measurement, reporting and verification to mobilise finance, protect communities, and democratise actionable information.


  • Dava Newman, MIT Media Lab
  • Angel Hsu, University of North Carolina
  • Michal Nachmany, Climate Policy Radar
  • Matthew Gray, TransitionZero, Climate TRACE
  • Alejandro Paredes Trapero, FSC Indigenous Foundation

Event information

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