The knowledge base
Good decisions are based on sound knowledge. In environmental decision-making, this means understanding the state of the environment and the drivers of environmental change, as well as tracking global responses to change. Data from individual countries can be collated to form worldwide information resources, which enable global targets to be set and progress towards them measured.
At UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre we work with partners around the world to bring together, manage and keep updated several critically important global data sets. Our partners help us bring together national data in standard formats that can be compiled and compared with data from other countries.