The role of data in the trend for climate action is essential. As an individual it can often be overwhelming to digest data such as; how much energy we use, how we travel, the food we purchase, and how this relates to the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), alongside behavioural decisions.
The ability to empower individuals relies on the ability to make climate data accessible, relevant and with a tangible result.
Climate Action and the SDGs
Data philanthropy has seen an increase across sectors. Organisations such as Data for Climate Action and UN Global Pulse are enabled by philanthropic projects which encourage people to explore creative solutions to climate change.
A recent report led by Jeffrey Sachs, indicates that achieving the SDGs “requires deep, structural changes across all sectors of society.” The ties between digital technologies and accessible data underpin this transition from objective to action. The aim of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data also supports this move towards data being used more openly, effectively, and efficiently.
How can data be used for climate action?
Jump is providing solutions to the difficulties of making data accessible, relevant and tangible. A dynamic app and online platform allows users to monitor their environmental impact in real-time through a personal contribution dashboard. Moreover, the platform intuitively converts abstract data metrics, such as carbon emissions or kWh saved into more tangible concepts.
Climate action success
Since Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) launched its Jump programme, colleagues have logged almost 18,000 miles of active travel; saved enough electricity to power 1,186 homes for a day; and recorded three years of meat free days.
University of Reading staff have avoided over 87 tonnes of CO2 emissions during the first year of their programme.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have recently relaunched their Jump programme to include its 30,000 students. They have completed an impressive 23,000 positive actions to improve sustainability and wellbeing since its launch.
Find out more
Jump works across public, private and higher education sectors to boost sustainability and wellbeing. Request a case study or a demo and find out more about how we can help your organisation turn data in climate action.