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Estonia’s DEAL at COP26 Glasgow

Estonia will be represented at the COP26 World Leaders’ Summit by Prime Minister of Estonia H.E. Ms Kaja Kallas.

On 2 November at 15:15-15:45 (GMT) Estonia will host a side event DEAL – Data for the Environment Alliance – at NORDIC Pavilion and Online.

Opening remarks by Prime Minister of Estonia H.E. Ms Kaja Kallas

Climate change affects everyone regardless of borders or social class. Like many other large-scale environmental problems, it needs a global response. To be successful, we need to have access to high quality and easily usable global environmental data. For this reason, Estonia has announced a new global cooperation initiative called DEAL — Data for the Environment Alliance.

With DEAL we are uniting global efforts towards making quality environmental data accessible using the latest technologies.

DEAL is a coalition of Member States, business sector, academia and civil society. The DEAL initiative will improve environmental and climate data governance and digital infrastructures at the national and regional level. DEAL also supports the UN Environment Programme in developing a global environmental data strategy by 2025.

The DEAL initiative has received broad support from many countries and organisations from every region of the world. Estonia is working closely together with the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment on all activities involving DEAL. The official launch of DEAL will take place at UNEA-5 in February 2022, and we are already planning the first cooperation projects in developing countries.

Estonia invites all countries and stakeholders to join in and collaborate actively with the alliance. To learn more about DEAL, join us for the COP26 side event!

To watch the live broadcast of the side event, visit the registration page. 
There is no accreditation to COP26 needed in order to watch the broadcast.

Source: Estonian Ministry of Environment