Global Pulse is the United Nations Secretary-General's flagship innovation initiative on big data.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

UN Global Pulse, in collaboration with several Global Partnership partners, commits to hosting a “Data for Climate Action” Campaign - a multi-country open innovation challenge to reveal novel climate change solutions by leveraging and joining up new sources of big data.

The first phase will engage private sector companies to commit to sharing data for climate action, culminating in announcements on “Data Philanthropy” at the 21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP21) in December 2015. The second phase will begin in 2016 with an open innovation challenge, galvanizing institutions and teams of researchers to analyse the newly unlocked data sources to unearth insights on climate adaptation and resilience. The “Data for Climate Action” campaign will serve as a model for testing new frameworks, principles and best practices for the responsible sharing and use of big data.