On 28 September 2020, from 3pm to 4:30pm, as part of the Nature for Life Hub, UNDP and partners will host the session "Mapping Nature for People and Planet". This session will journey through three critical questions: (1) What technology and innovations are transforming our ability to monitor the pulse of the planet? (2) How can spatial data pinpoint where nature-based solutions effectively combat climate change, promote green recovery, and maintain a planetary safety net for humanity? (3) Why are maps of hope fundamentally changing the way nations approach sustainable development?
Moderated by broadcaster Femi Oke, this session will open with keynote speeches from Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility; Rebecca Moore, Director of Google Earth; and Thomas Lovejoy, Senior Fellow of Biodiversity and Environmental Science, UN Foundation. It will also showcase ‘maps of hope’ from five countries around the world, spotlight videos on relevant data and platforms to support monitoring of biodiversity, and close with a roundtable discussion.
Interpretation will be available in Spanish and French.