GODAN to attend COP21 climate change conference in Paris

The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative has announced it is committed to attending the high-profile twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate change conference which will be held in Paris, France from the 30th of November until the 11th of December, 2015.

GODAN will join its partners The Government of Kenya, Transversal and others to speak and attend at several agriculture-themed events and the role of open data in mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

The high-profile COP21 event is expected to attract nearly 50,000 participants in total with 25,000 officials from governments, NGOs, UN agencies and civil society groups committed to attending.

COP21 will be a widely publicized event because for the first time in over 20 years in UN negotiations, officials will aim to end the conference with a legally binding and universal agreement on climate which is hoped will set the parameter to keep global warming below 2°C.

At COP21, GODAN is focused on achieving to increase awareness of GODAN and open data as a way to address challenges related to food security and agriculture.

You can follow all of GODAN’s actions at COP21 through blog websites on its website and by following the initiative on Twitter at @godanSec

 

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