In New York for the Secretary-General's Climate Summit? We're excited to partner with FAO, Rainforest Foundation, and Equator Prize 2019 Winner Comunidades Nativas de Nuevo Saposoa y Patria Nueva de Mediación Callería to offer a workshop on using spatial data for nature-based climate solutions. Register today!
Where: Madison Hub North, Convene | When: 2:15 to 3:15, 22 September | What: Using Spatial Data to Advance Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change
How can we ensure that stakeholders at the local, national, and international levels take action for nature and climate using cutting-edge science? This session, part of the Nature's Climate Hub on the sidelines of the UN Secretary General's Climate Summit, will provide a sampling of tools and platforms that provide access to spatial data to support forest monitoring and conservation planning. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will introduce the UN Biodiversity Lab, a platform that provides access to over 100 spatial data layers on biodiversity, protected areas, and sustainable development to support policymakers to advance nature-based solutions for climate change. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will show how Open Foris can support policymakers to conduct national-level analyses on forest monitoring for climate action. Equator Prize 2019 Winner Comunidades Nativas de Nuevo Saposoa y Patria Nueva de Mediación Callería, from Peru, will demonstrate the efficiency of community-led forest monitoring using satellite imagery and mobile phone apps to rapidly detect and respond to illegal deforestation.
Workshop participants will learn how spatial data in general – and these platforms in particular – can support nature-based solutions for climate change. After introductory lightning sessions, attendees will have the opportunity for a ‘deep dive’ during breakout sessions to learn more about the initiative of their choice.
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