Action on Climate Change

Target 13.B Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities  

Digitalisation stands as a critical enabler in the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 13, centred on urgent climate action. Its role in combating climate change is indispensable, offering innovative solutions to mitigate environmental impacts and build climate resilience.

At the core of SDG 13 lies the necessity to combat climate change and its effects. Digital technologies play a transformative role in this battle, offering tools and systems that enhance climate monitoring, prediction, and response.

Advanced data analytics, powered by digital platforms, enable more accurate climate modelling, aiding in predicting and preparing for extreme weather events. IoT sensors and satellite imagery facilitate real-time monitoring of environmental changes, helping track deforestation, air quality, and water resources.

Digital solutions drive energy efficiency and renewable energy adoption. Smart grids, energy management systems, and IoT-enabled devices optimize energy use, reducing carbon footprints. Digital platforms also facilitate the expansion of renewable energy sources, enabling their integration into energy systems.

Digitalisation fosters global collaboration and knowledge-sharing, crucial in addressing climate change. Online platforms and open data initiatives encourage global cooperation, enabling the exchange of climate-related information, innovative solutions, and best practices.

In essence, the integration of digital technologies is pivotal in advancing SDG 13 by enhancing climate monitoring, enabling efficient resource management, fostering renewable energy adoption, and facilitating global cooperation towards urgent climate action

How SPIDER wants to partner for action on climate change

The effect of climate change is worse on those who are already at a disadvantage in the world economy. The change in climate brings about extreme weather changes affecting crops of farmers in the global south and impacts on public health outcomes of the most poor. 


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Gender Equality and Equity

SPIDER works with gender equity throughout all its projects in minor or major ways. An intesectional lense is applied.

ICT Policy is essential for digital solitions

It is not enough to have access to digital services and infrastructure, consumer rights are at the heart of digital service provision that is inclusive.

Digital for monitoring environmental change

It is argued that climate change affects the poor more than the rich, so how can we monitor and react to change this?


Digital technology is instrumental in providing the tools and infrastructure needed to address climate change effectively. This spans data collection, renewable energy integration, resilience-building, and fostering global collaboration.

How does digitalisation relate to SDG 13?

Digitalisation can play a crucial role in addressing climate change by providing tools and technologies for monitoring, analyzing, and mitigating environmental impacts.

In what ways can digital innovation support climate resilience?

Digital innovation can enhance climate resilience through early warning systems, weather forecasting, and disaster management tools. It enables communities to prepare for and respond to climate-related challenges.

What are some examples of digital initiatives supporting climate action?

Examples include satellite-based monitoring of deforestation, blockchain for transparent carbon trading, and the use of artificial intelligence for climate modeling and analysis.