Entries by Jane Glavan

Harnessing Big Data on the Environment for Sustainable Development

Derek Gliddon recapped on Sustainable Development requiring information on not only environmental conditions but on the drivers and implications of change in the environment;  Derek identified the great magnitude of data and systems knowledge required to support integrated, informed decision making but also that much of the  data and knowledge already exist.  What is needed […]

AGEDI presented Harnessing Big Data on the Environment for Sustainable Development

Mon 11 March  Event UN Environment Science & Innovation Expo  Session Title:  Harnessing Big Data on the Environment for Sustainable Development  Presentation Title:   Harnessing Big Data on the Environment for  Sustainable Development:  Local to Global  Derek Gliddon recapped on Sustainable Development requiring information on not only environmental conditions but on the drivers and implications of change […]

AGEDI Presents at the UN Environment Science Business Policy Forum session entitled: Foresight and Early Warning for Decision Making

AGEDI Presentation Title:   “Foresight: Local to Global” Derek described how the Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS) system (developed by the AGEDI implementation parters EAD and UNEP) enables flow of data from sub-national entities to global assessment process.  Gliddon explained how enironemntal organisations are required to report to environmental conditions and environmental management performance; how IRIS […]

AGEDI represented at 5th World Conference on Climate Change

AGEDI was recently represented at the 5th World Conference on Climate Change” which took place over 4-6 October in London, England. The theme of the congress was “Climate Change and Sustainable Futures” and included participants from government, NGOs, business, and academia from around the globe who shared emerging research findings and innovative policy-related proposals in climate […]

AGEDI 2017 Executive Report

2016-17 was a pivotal biennial for AGEDI that saw the culmination of various initiatives and projects, each one bringing us one-step closer to an environmentally sustainable future. A collaborative initiative managed and facilitated by a partnership between UN Environment, the Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS) version 1.0 was launched in Nairobi in December 2017. This […]

Updated Al Wathba Tour Now Online!

We are very pleased to now share our updated 360 educational virtual tour of Al Wathba Wetland Reserve! Now incorporated are 360 videos with our experts and a drive through, further links and updated and even higher resolution photos! It is such a beautiful place which we hope this tour will incentivize you to visit […]

Register for the Eye on Earth Symposium!

AGEDI and EAD, as co-founder of the Eye on Earth movement, in partnership with the UAE Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) and the Eye on Earth Alliance are delighted to invite all who support evidence-based decision making for environmental and natural resource aspects of sustainable development to Convene, Converge and Collaborate at an Eye on Earth Symposium. The Symposium will be held at […]

AGEDI presents at EWS-WWF workshop in Abu Dhabi

AGEDI presented the Marxan Application of its 2013 Systematic Conservation Planning Assessments and Spatial Prioritizations project. Emirates Wildlife Society – World Wildlife Fund (EWS-WWF) is using AGEDI’s project as the baseline upon which it can take the study further in their own Systematic Conservation Planning project. The presentation was made during the Data Validation and […]

IRIS workshop held in Nairobi

The AGEDI implementation partners, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and UN Environment, held an Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS) Strategy and Technical Workshop in Nairobi on 23-25 April 2018. Technical refinement plans and user needs for version 1.1 were discussed with UN Environment stakeholders. The workshop also discussed the deployment and outreach strategy for […]