Society & Community Sustainable Development Policies & Frameworks

Abu Dhabi, UNEP launch new socio-technology platform IRIS-3 at World Urban Forum

Sustainable Development Policies & Frameworks


The web platform Indicator Reporting Information System-3 (IRIS-3) makes the assessment and reporting of environmental information at local, national, regional and global scales easier, faster and more unified.



Perspectives and insights

  • Around the world, government agencies, NGO’s and the private sector produce numerous environmental status and performance reports every year. Reporting manually can be a slow and labour-intensive process. When stakeholders need status updates on quarterly or monthly basis, report production becomes a significant drain on institutional resources.
  • As well as reducing the reporting burden at the institutional level, IRIS-3 provides a mechanism for information to be exchanged and converted into actionable insight at local, national, regional and international scales.