501. Using spatial data to advance nature-based solutions for climate change: 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Event time: 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Location: Madison Hub North, Convene, 101 Park Avenue
Event organizer: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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 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.

Speakers                                                                                                                                                                     i.Mette Wilkie, Director of Forestry Policy and Resources Division, FAO

ii. Annie Virnig, UN Biodiversity Lab Coordinator, UNDP

iii. Marion Marigo, Technical Specialist, UNDP

iv. Teresa Waya Ramirez, Comunidades Nativas de Nuevo Saposoa y Patria Nueva de Mediacion Calleria, Equator

v. Omer Homero Mori Cauper, Comunidades Nativas de Nuevo Saposoa y Patria Nueva de Mediacion Calleria, Equator Prize 2019 Winner

Partners/Sponsors: Google, NASA