Non-profit artistic help is launching a $6 million fund to build the world’s first digital climate library to provide public access to the archives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The UNFCCC, which was established in 1992, has more than 1.7 million paper documents related to the treaty, many of which are in poor condition and are organized using outdated cataloging methods, according to Arts Help founder , Mo Ghoneim.
Gonhiem wants to digitize documents, audiovisual recordings and transcriptions that are stored in analog formats. The aim is to preserve the long legacy of the treaty and to make the files searchable and accessible to everyone.
“We really saw an opportunity to harness our ability to integrate innovation and technology, as well as arts and creativity to support this project and bring it to life,” Ghoneim told TechCrunch+, adding that the UNFCCC has recognized the urgency of this initiative.