The UN Biodiversity Lab is an online platform that allows policymakers and other
partners to access global data layers, upload and manipulate their own datasets,
and query multiple datasets to provide key information on the
Aichi Biodiversity Targets and nature-based Sustainable Development Goals.
The core mission of the UN Biodiversity Lab is three-fold:
to build spatial literacy to enable better decisions, to use spatial data as a vehicle
for improved transparency and accountability, and to apply insights from spatial data
across sectors to deliver on the Convention on Biological Diversity and the 2030 Agenda
for Sustainable Development.
The UN Biodiversity Lab data is powered by MapX,
the only UN-backed geospatial mapping software which collects the best available
scientific data and acts as a trusted data broker to help people find spatial solutions
to environmental and natural resource challenges. MapX powers customized applications
and websites that increase access to data and offer a simple toolkit for analysis,
visualization and sharing. By creating a collaborative, open-source environment,
the UN Biodiversity Lab is an inclusive and scalable data platform.