This paper has been researched and produced by the Open Data Institute (ODI) in collaboration with its partner, Arup, and is published in June 2023.
The paper explores an emerging area of thought in both data strategy and climate action. It is intended to spark discussion around the need for a carbon data strategy for a net zero economy, or a ‘net zero data strategy’, and how it might be put into practice, unearth examples of net zero data strategies – especially in the built environment – and encourage collaborative working to build momentum in the sector.
The research undertaken included a review of the data landscape and identification of case studies, and informal discussions with partners in the space. It builds on our previous work on data strategy, the value of data sharing, data infrastructure for climate action, and data sharing in the built environment.