Climate Action Unit


Getting things done with data in government

05 June 2023, 6:00 pm–7:20 pm

A banner of three climate risk metrics

A Data Bites talk at the Institute for Government on turning climate data into useful metrics

This event is free.

Event Information

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UCL Climate Action Unit


Online & in-person options available
University College London
United Kingdom

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Is this event for me?

This event is open to all, and is hosted by the Institute for Government. It will be of particular interest to policy researchers, policy analysts, civil servants working in the policy space, and policy thinkers.

Event summary

The R-number's power as a tool for communicating COVID risks prompted climate experts to think: what lessons could be applied to climate change metrics?

Join us for this quickfire event to learn about our project to redefine what a climate change metric can be, can do, and how it can be created.

Climate Action Unit Director, Kris De Meyer, will have 8 minutes to introduce what works (and doesn't work) when making new metrics, and discover how we turned numerical climate data into interesting and user-friendly metrics: information in a visible format.

Note: This presentation is one of several at this event. Each speaker focuses on a different area of using data in government.


This event is being hosted by the Institute for Government. There are online and in-person options to join. If you have any accessibility concerns please contact the event host.

Further information

Find out more about the project to develop new climate risk metrics on this webpage.