The Non-state Actor Zone for Climate Action (NAZCA) is an online portal hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It highlights actions that cities, companies, investors, and regions – non-state actors – are taking to address climate change. Showing non-state climate ambition provides momentum to the climate talks and helps give governments the confidence to sign ambitious agreements at the Paris climate negotiations (COP 21).
Drawing on vital information reported through the only global environmental disclosure system, CDP provides data for the NAZCA portal. Through our disclosure platform, we work to transform the way the world does business and prevent dangerous climate change by using measurement, transparency, and accountability to drive positive changes in business, investment, and policy.
CDP houses the world’s largest, most comprehensive dataset on environmental action – but as the data grows to include thousands more companies and cities each year, there is even greater potential for our data to be utilized in impactful ways. That’s why we are excited to launch a virtual data competition with Kaggle (a Google company) this October through December. Data scientists will scour environmental information provided to CDP by disclosing companies and cities, searching for solutions to our most pressing problems related to climate change, water security, deforestation and social inequity. CDP will award $90,000 in total prizes to the winners. The competition opens for entries on October 14th, with a final submission deadline of December 2nd.