Systems Change Lab is a collaborative initiative designed to spur action at the pace and scale needed to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges: limiting global warming to 1.5°C, halting biodiversity loss and building a just economy. Our new open-source data platform tracks global progress across nearly every major system, including how we power industries, build cities, govern societies and conserve nature.
Systems Change Lab has identified more than 70 transformational shifts needed to protect both people and the planet, highlighting current action against climate, biodiversity and equity targets.The interactive data platform identifies which shifts are accelerating or heading in the wrong direction, as well as the key forces driving these changes.
Additional content and features will be released in 2023, including an interactive “Connections Dashboard” that shows how systems are related. The final platform will feature more than a dozen systems: Power, Industry, Transport, Cities and the Built Environment, Technological Carbon Removal, Forests and Land Management, Ocean Management, Freshwater Management, Food, Finance, Circular Economy, Good Governance, Social Inclusion and Equity, and New Economics for Climate and Nature.
Convened by World Resources Institute and Bezos Earth Fund, Systems Change Lab supports the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions and works with key partners and funders including Climate Action Tracker (a joint project of Climate Analytics and NewClimate Institute), ClimateWorks Foundation, Global Environment Facility, Just Climate, Mission Possible Partnership, Systemiq, University of Exeter and the University of Tokyo’s Center for Global Commons, among others.
Explore the data platform at systemschangelab.org.