Contribute to the initiative

Call for data

We invite innovators and data providers worldwide to help us to improve the GRI.

The GRI is based on publicly available global datasets. There has been a rapid proliferation of datasets that we can use, thanks to recent developments in Earth Observation, crowd-sourcing projects like OpenStreetMap and publicly funded modelling activities.

The GRI would not have been possible without these innovations. Nonetheless, the GRI would be much more useful if we were able to improve the input data and fill data gaps.

We welcome offers from data providers to improve upon the GRI’s datasets in the areas below.All datasets should be freely available under an open data license. They will be fully acknowledged.

Data you can contribute

We are always seeking more accurate and higher resolution hazard datasets. We wish to fill the gap in mapping wildfire, landslide hazards and groundwater salinization. We are keen to incorporate spatial event sets that are necessary for accurate climate risk analysis.

We wish to associate more attributes with this population data, to better describe peoples’ vulnerability to climate-related hazards, including the assets that they own, their wealth, age, health status and disability. We wish to be able to map these attributes at a high spatial resolution.

We are particularly keen to have more information about the attributes of buildings that make them more or less vulnerable to climate risks like flooding, wind storms and over-heating. In order to understand better the consequence of infrastructure failure, we need more information on use of infrastructure services e.g. trade and passenger flows on transport networks.

We are seeking better geospatial information on the vulnerability of natural assets to climate hazards.

It is crucial that the GRI’s risk estimates are validated against observed loss and damage. We are seeking more information which combines details of large-scale hazard events with records of the damage and disruption caused.

We need more information about the costs of a wide range of adaptation interventions and quantification of their benefits in reducing climate impacts.

Future development of the GRI

Rapid progress has been made with developing the GRI to a point where it gives sub-national estimates of exposure to climate hazards, and quantification of selected climate risks. This analysis has been embedded in a web-based viewer, going public on 12th November, enabling free access from anywhere in the world.

We wish to maintain the rapid momentum with developing the GRI, with the following action tracks:

We will continue to add to and enhance the contents of the GRI using the best openly available global datasets.

We will continue to improve the GRI’s calculations of climate risk and rigorously validate these risk estimates against observed loss and damage.

We will customise use cases for the GRI, including cases of physical climate risk disclosure, pricing climate risk in infrastructure investments, and adaptation investment prioritization.

Building on the platform launching at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, we will add to the GRI’s analytical functionality, providing a wider range of decision-relevant metrics, maps and future projections.

GRI has been financially supported the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment, the Insurance Development Forum, the World Bank and Willis Towers Watson. We also seek growing financial support to accelerate the GRI’s journey towards becomes the trusted and open resource for physical climate risk analytics worldwide.


We draw upon the significant experience of the risk modelling community, including public-private partnerships between governments and the insurance, science and engineering sectors.

For example, the GRII will be closely aligned with the Global Risk Modelling Alliance through which climate-vulnerable countries can access insurance-grade expertise, data and open-source risk technology to enhance their own risk analytics capability.

We work with organisations around the world to meet the climate data challenge with collaboration and open data. If your organisation holds relevant data and would like to work with GRII to support global climate resilience, get in touch.



"With a wealth of global insurance risk modelling expertise to bring to the table, this multi-partner program will benefit policy makers, financial markets and exposed communities across the world in understanding their climate risks. This, in turn, will help decision-makers reach, communicate and implement better actions for a more resilient future for all.”

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