Dr. Jane Goodall, Bill Clinton and Philippe Cousteau are all speaking in Abu Dhabi this week as part of the “Eye on Earth” Summit.
Environmental issues effect us all, but this week’s “Eye on Earth” Summit in Abu Dhabi is attempting to ensure that environmental data is also available to us all. The summit hopes to “enable global leaders, innovators and decision-makers to focus on an issue critical to the wise decision-making upon which our planet’s future depends: how to ensure effective access to the world’s expanding pool of environmental and social data by all of those who need it.”
Attending the conference will be some environmental big shots, including Dr. Jane Goodall, former US President Bill Clinton (whose wife, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, recently lauded Masdar’s renewable energy efforts), and Philippe Cousteau (correspondent for Animal Planet and Planet Green, and the grandson of legendary scuba diver Jacques Cousteau).
The four day summit was organized by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
The representatives from the government, business, science, civil society and academic sectors will hopefully “strengthen existing efforts and inspire a search for unified, global solutions to the issues that preclude access to data.” The governmental officials will also be focusing on the role of environmental information in supporting governmental decision-making.
In addition to the panels and discussions that will take place during the summit, there will also be an exhibition that showcases environmental data technologies, projects and innovations.
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