Climate Action

The Challenge

Data related to climate is varied and collected by multiple agencies in any given country, such as: meteorological services, regional and urban planning, natural resource and park management, and mapping agencies.

The Solution

The Open Up Guide for Climate action helps establish clarity and direction for governments looking to improve their climate-related open data publication.

Background for Climate Action

Open Up Guide for Climate Action

We hope the guide is used by national governments and institutions who are looking to prioritize and publish the most important climate-relevant data in their local contexts. We strongly believe that it is beneficial for governments to open up climate action data directly and hope that the Open Up Guide and its different versions help improve their climate-data publication.

Gitbook version

This version of the Open Up Guide to Advance Climate Action is an interactive version of the Guide and gives an overview of what an Open Up Guide is. This version also includes key climate-relevant data types (see Airtable version).

Airtable version

Go straight to the existing data examples! The Airtable version contains key climate-relevant data types. Whenever national or international datasets are available, we included links in the tables to serve as examples.

Report (PDF version)

This was the original version of the tool in PDF format meant to support governments and their partners to share climate-relevant data, by helping embed open data as a central ingredient to achieving solutions for climate action.

Climate Action Tools

From our “Open Up Guide for Climate Action” to a recent collaboration with Uruguay’s Ministry of Environment, AGESIC and with some support from AIDB, a series of talks for an  Open Climate Data Challenge there’s plenty to take inspiration from. 

Our Work in Climate Action

Below is a comprehensive list of the Open Data Charter’s major climate action work for your reference:

  • Open Up Guide for Climate Action Report (Eng | Spa) | Gitbook (Eng | Spa) | Airtable (Eng | Spa)
  • Data for Climate Action in Chile, 2020 (Eng | Spa)
  • Open Data for climate action in Uruguay report, 2021 (Eng | Spa)
  • Implementing Open Data Strategies For Climate Action: Suggestions And Lessons Learned For Government And Civil Society Stakeholders Report with World Resources Institute, 2021 (English only)
  • Concurso de Datos Climáticos Abiertos Uruguay, 2023 (Eng|Spa)
  • The Open Data Community and Climate Report: Opportunities for Focused Collaboration, 2023 (English only)


  • Abriendo datos anticorrupción en Ecuador, 2021 (Eng)

You can also visit  our blog for more articles and writings on climate action.


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