The new UNEP Live knowledge platform is designed to support the United Nations Environment Assembly in keeping the environment under review. It is UNEP's knowledge management platform which brings together archived and current information for bridging the science-policy interface and helping to develop actionable policies.
During Phase 1 of the UNEP Live platform development, country and global statistics from the United Nations Statistical Department and the UNEP Environmental Data Explorer were added. Also included are charts and maps sourced from the UN and other sources. Besides country and regional pages, the platform also contains showcases on themes related to the Arctic, Air-Quality-Health-Climate Change and Measuring Progress. As development continues, countries will have an opportunity to store, publish and decide on the data they want to make available through UNEP Live. This will be pilot-tested with 3-4 countries initially. During this International year of Small Island Developing States, UNEP will also be developing a page for SIDS.