Renewable Energy

India developing Digital Public Infrastructure for climate finance, a historic clean growth initiative

Priti Dubey

Notable because

The lack of information on climate-vulnerable areas that require climate finance has been one of the pressing challenges in effectively directing finance to climate action. The development of digital public infrastructure (DPI) can be a significant step in reducing information asymmetry by collating climate and weather data from multiple agencies. It can enable effective fund allocation by identifying areas and communities that are most vulnerable to climate change.

What to look out for in the months ahead

What will be the climate data indicators that will be gathered by DPI? What steps will the government take to ensure the quality of the data collected?