To facilitate operationalization of the objectives outlined in the COP28 Declaration on Climate, Relief, Recovery and Peace, governments and agencies are encouraged to contribute to an initial ‘Package of Solutions’. More information on the types of contributions can be found in the “Frequently Asked Questions” document included in the Declaration. 


Geoguard United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (UN DPPA) contributing to “Granular and integrated risk assessments and risk mapping across sectors, ensuring availability of data”.

UN DPPA’s innovative data platform “Geoguard” offers detailed environmental trends to contribute to multidimensional and gender-responsive analysis and foster transboundary engagement on climate issues.


Geoguard is a data infrastructure platform that curates millions of satellite data on water availability and other environmental and climate trends into a user-friendly dashboard. It makes use of publicly available data from over 20 international satellites, and harnesses advanced data analytics to provide historical averages by administrative levels to enable comparisons. It makes use of maps and graphs in an easily accessible and interactive interface for users.


This collaboration with academia and technology companies provides accurate and timely climate-related open-source data. It aims to enhance climate-informed analysis and transboundary dialogue around issues such as dust storms and transhumance in order to provide the basis for more holistic response that addresses the needs of diverse communities, including those of women and girls.


Currently covering 12 countries in the Middle East and Africa, Geoguard will expand to 17 more countries in those regions by the end of 2024, sponsored by the UN’s global data partnership under the Complex Risk Analytics Fund (CRAF’d). The eventual goal is to make the database openly accessible worldwide.


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* GeoGuard is particularly relevant/responds to paragraph 15 of the Declaration: 15. Enhancing the exchange of information between countries and regions, institutions, and sectors, and sharing data and evidence, including early warning and analysis of climate-related risks, strengthening accuracy, reliability, and open accessibility of data.