The NZDPU’s mission is to provide a trusted, central source of company-level climate data that is transparent and openly accessible to all.
In June 2022, French President Emmanuel Macron and the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions Michael R. Bloomberg founded the Climate Data Steering Committee (CDSC). The CDSC aims to support the climate objectives of the UN and accelerate climate action by driving forward global momentum for the private sector to report and disclose key climate data critical to delivering a net-zero economy.
In November 2022, the CDSC published recommendations for the development of a unified, global, open climate data repository: the Net-Zero Data Public Utility (NZDPU). The NZDPU is designed to be integrated with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Global Climate Action Portal.
The CDSC and its advisors oversee the NZDPU’s ongoing and iterative development and will consider further recommendations for enhancements going forward.
The Committee brings together an unparalleled group of global leaders including regulators, policymakers, and standards setters, informed by data providers and civil society organizations, to help address climate data challenges across the global economy.
Chair, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), United Kingdom
Bruno Le Maire
Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, France
State Secretary for International Finance, Swiss Federal Department of Finance, Switzerland
Chair, International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)
Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Chair, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
Chair, Financial Stability Board (FSB)
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union, European Commission
Minister of Finance, Chile
Co-Chair, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net-Zero (GFANZ)
Chair, Climate Data Steering Committee (CDSC)
Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Minister of Energy, Ghana
Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, United States Treasury Department
Patrick de Cambourg
Chair of Sustainability Reporting Board, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG)
Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and Chair of the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS)
Vice Minister for International Affairs, Japan Financial Services Agency
Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Chair, United Nations Secretary-General’s High-level Expert Group on Net-Zero Commitments
Supported by Michael R. Bloomberg, the NZDPU core team is composed of experts from the climate data, product development, engineering, and policy fields. The core team works with a consortium of organizations, selected through a rigorous RFP process, to deliver the technical build of the NZDPU proof of concept. The consortium is led by Insomniac Design, Inc., alongside CyBourn, Inc. and Google Public Sector, LLC.
A Technical Advisory Board (TAB or Advisory Board) was formed to consult on the technical development of the NZDPU. The Advisory Board will provide regular feedback to the NZDPU on the NZDPU’s implementation of the CDSC’s recommendations and will provide advice to the NZDPU on the technical feasibility of any additional guidance/recommendations issued by the CDSC.