Abu Dhabi is set to host the Eye on Earth Summit, to be held from 6th – 8th October 2015. The summit will be the world’s foremost event dedicated to identifying solutions for greater access to, and sharing of, environmental, social and economic data to address sustainable development.
Reconvening thought leaders, policy makers and innovators from government, UN agencies, NGOs, the private sector, academia and civil society, Eye on Earth Summit 2015 will seek to better understand the supply and demand of data necessary to secure the future of our planet.
Despite technological and scientific advancements, decision makers often lack vital data on the state of the world’s resources. This problem is known as the “data gap”, and filling it is critical to the post-2015 development agenda, the shared framework for global action and cooperation on development for the next 15 years.
The Eye on Earth movement, which oversees the summit, extends the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative’s core mission to facilitate access to quality environmental data that equips policy makers with actionable, timely information to inform and guide critical decisions towards a sustainable future.