US: Esri will donate access to its mapping and analysis collaboration platform, ArcGIS Online, to help Colombia, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh to foresee and mitigate the impacts of climate change. As a part of The White House Climate Action Plan, Esri joins six other institutions in contributing $31 million worth of tools and training to boost climate resilience in developing nations. The ArcGIS Online platform is used by more than 350,000 organisations across the world. It provides access to foundational open datasets on topics such as elevation, ecological land units, and climate information.
Esri president Jack Dangermond says, “Climate change is a global issue that brings together government, utilities, non-governmental organisations, sophisticated cities, and developing countries. There is no single entity that can help developing countries plan for and adapt to climate change. But by uniting our resources, experience, and unique capabilities, this partnership can make a difference.”