Systems Change Lab is committed to providing open data and aims to share as much content as possible free of constraints and restrictions on use. Some data displayed on the platform comes from sources developed by other organizations that may have restrictions or permissions requirements.

Data from external data providers 

Licensing information for each dataset can be found by clicking the information button next to the visualizations and datasets and visiting the link to the data source. Please refer to the original licensing and cite the original sources for these datasets.

Most datasets that are available for direct download on the Systems Change Lab website are openly available as long as the original data source is cited, but licensing varies by source. Please confirm licensing on the website of the original source.

Data, maps and visualizations by Systems Change Lab

Data, maps and visualizations on the Systems Change Lab website are under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license, which allows for any commercial or non-commercial use as long as you cite Systems Change Lab. 


Citation of the Systems Change Lab platform:

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You must not imply that Systems Change Lab, World Resources Institute, Bezos Earth Fund or any other partner organizations endorse your use of the data. Systems Change Lab code is published on GitHub under a MIT open-source license. Unless indicated otherwise, the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license described above does not apply to photographs used on this site.

International Energy Agency data

Data by the International Energy Agency (IEA) is not available for download on the Systems Change Lab website and falls under the IEA Terms and Conditions, which limits reuse. To access IEA data, please visit the IEA website



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