The Global Innovation Hub, launched in November 2021, aims to promote transformative innovations for a low-emission and climate-resilient future. The Hub expands the global innovation space by facilitating solutions that support the climate-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and that address core human needs for food, shelter, mobility, and access via alternative value chains aligned with those SDGs. The Innovation Hub complements the current approach to innovation for climate solutions —an approach that has tended to be incremental, sector-based and problem-oriented—with a transformative, need-based and solution-oriented one.
Hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Innovation Hub leverages the convening power and climate leadership of the United Nations with the dynamism of the private sector. The Hub will provide a global cross-disciplinary community of practice with a space— physical and virtual—to share ideas and design climate solutions in a spirit of radical collaboration.
Key participating actors will include:
- Governments (multilateral, national, regional, and local)
- Urban planners
- Digital businesses
- Scientists & researchers
All participants in the Innovation Hub commit to developing solutions aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and the targets of the Paris Agreements.
Although the technology innovation is expected to play a major role, the Innovation Hub will also focus on solutions related to policy and regulation, business models, financing instruments, and cooperation.