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Saving Forests with Technology

Tuesday, October 8
4:30PM - 4:45PM
Austin Convention Center Austin Suite

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Nigel Sizer
World Resources Institute - Dir of Global Forest Initiative

Summary

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Forests provide food, jobs, raw materials, climate benefits and more. But without clear, up-to-date information, governments, companies and communities lack the tools to monitor and manage these resources.

Deforestation continues today in part because by the time satellite images are available, analyzed, and shared, the forest clearing is long done. New technologies can overcome these challenges.

The World Resources Institute (WRI) will soon launch Global Forest Watch 2.0. This powerful near real-time forest monitoring system unites satellite technology, data sharing, and human networks around the world to fight deforestation. This powerful new platform will enable responsible companies, NGOs, the media, and progressive government leaders to hold those responsible accountable for forest management.

Nigel Sizer, Director of WRI’s Global Forest Initiative, will provide an interactive sneak-peak of Global Forest Watch 2.0, and discuss its potential impacts.

Event Type:
Sessions
Category:
Straight to the Point
Theme:
Land & Water
Tags:
Conservation Climate Change Forests

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