Considering the types of information deemed relevant to address climate change and the types of information currently available in the public domain through global, regional, or national sources, we see a need for increased awareness of data collection and publication efforts, as well as greater availability/synergies of a wider set of environmental and socio-economic information to better understand:
- the demographic, socio-economic and technological factors driving GHG emissions and vulnerability to climate impacts;
- the adaptive capacity of different sectors of the economy and of society;
- the likely impacts of climate change on marginalized groups and its effects on existing inequalities and other social and economic challenges (e.g. gender-disaggregated data);
- the effects of policies and programs on GHG emissions and climate preparedness.