Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative
Launched in 2002, AGEDI drives progress in sustainability through enabling innovations in the fields of environmental data collection, accessibility and assessment.
The Initiative is implemented by EAD and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
AGEDI’s recent work has included:
- The Local, National and Regional (LNR) Climate Change Programme, which studied the vulnerability of multiple sectors to climate change.
- The Local, National & Regional Biodiversity Rapid Assessment project, which identified which UAE and regional ecosystems are under the most pressure.
- The Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS), which has helped resource-limited organisations prepare and share state of environment assessments.
AGEDI also acts as the Secretariat of the global Eye-on-Earth movement.