sustainability

New Compendium highlights contributions of Earth observation to reaching the SDGs

Cover of the Compendium of EO contributions to the SDG Targets and Indicators . Image: ESA

A new publication highlights the contributions of Earth observation (EO) for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Compendium of EO contributions to the SDG Targets and Indicators was produced by the ESA-funded EO for SDGs project, in close cooperation with the GEO EO4SDG initiative and the CEOS Ad-Hoc Team on SDGs.

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Wed, 27/01/2021 - 10:40

GEO and UN-Habitat open call for expressions of interest to support sustainable urban development

Earth Observation Toolkit for Sustainable Cities and Communities logo. Image: GEO

The Group of Earth Observations (GEO) and the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) have opened a call for expression of interest for the “Earth Observation Toolkit for Sustainable Cities and Communities” programme. This programme aims to support UN Member States in sustainable urban development by creating a customizable and continually updated toolkit that will integrate Earth observation and geospatial data with national statistics, socioeconomic information and other data.

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Wed, 22/04/2020 - 09:34

AfricaGIS 2019

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AfricaGIS is the largest Geospatial, Science and Technology conference on the African Continent. The conference is held every two years and is organised by EIS-Africa, a pan African non-profit organisation. The AfricaGIS Conference and Exhibition series have become a flagship Geospatial Information marketplace in Africa. For the past 20 years, the series have contributed immensely to the development of skills and institutional capacity in geoinformation across the continent.

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18/11/2019 to 22/11/2019

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Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village

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Kigali

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  • Rwanda

Event Organisers: 

University of Rwanda

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UNECA, UNGGIM Africa, GMES in Africa, GEO and Digital Earth Africa

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ICIMOD report highlights role of disaster risk reduction for sustainable development in Hindu Kush Himalaya region

View of the Himalayan mountain chain from a Nepal basecamp.

The Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP), under the coordination of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), has recently brought together the collective knowledge of over 300 leading researchers, experts and policymakers to develop the first comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region.

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Fri, 22/02/2019 - 11:45

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International Workshop on Supporting Future Earth with Global Geo-Information

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Future Earth is a global research platform aiming to provide knowledge and supporting to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world. Dynamic Planet, Global Development and Transformations towards Sustainability are its three research themes. These depend critically on the availability and utilization of reliable information at both local and global scale.

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09/06/2015 to 10/06/2015

Venue: 

Holiday Inn Beijing Changan West

Venue City: 

Beijing

Venue Country: 

  • China

Event Organisers: 

UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, National Geomatics Center of China (NGCC), Chinese National Committee for Future Earth (CNC-FE), Chinese National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (NASG), LIESMARS, Wuhan University

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The European Environment Agency (EEA)

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union, with the task to provide sound, independent information on the environment. EEA is a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 33 member countries. The regulation establishing the EEA was adopted by the European Union in 1990 and came into force in late 1993.

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4th Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation

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Resilient Cities

 

About Resilient Cities 2013

Resilient Cities 2013 - the 4th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation will take place on 31 May - 2 June 2013 in Bonn, Germany.

Topics

  • Risk and vulnerability assessment
  • Adaptation and resilience planning and policy making
  • Multi-stakeholder and community-based collaboration
  • Governance
  • Implementing specific adaptation solutions
  • Financing resilience
  • Resilient Urban Food Systems

 

 

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31/05/2013 to 02/06/2013

Registration Deadline: 

Sun, 31/03/2013

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Gustav-Stresemann-Institut (GSI)

Venue City: 

Bonn

Event Organisers: 

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Togo

The United Nations have accompanied Togo since 1961 in training of human resources, institutional capacity building, technology transfer, etc. UNDP supports Togo to achieve national development objectives oriented towards the fight against poverty and to achieve the Millennium Development. In this context, UNDP support is focused on strengthening national capacities for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of economic and sectoral policies.

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Sri Lanka Coast Conservation Department

Coastal regions are home to a large and growing population in Sri Lanka. The high concentration of population have produced many economic benefits from the coastal resources, in particular from fishing, tourism, and maritime activities, while having improved transportation links, developed industrial and urban centers, and modified physical nature in the coastal zone. Eventually the increasing beneficiaries cause for degrading the Natural Coastal Environment. Hence engineering and management of the coastal zones is vital for the sustainability of coastal resources.

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Dominican Geological Survey of the National Secretariat for Industry and Commerce (SGN)

The Geological Surveys are national organizations which guarantee an updated geological and environmental knowledge on the national territory of the Dominican Republic. They are responsible for executing national geological mapping on an appropriate scale, evaluating geological resources (mining, water, energy) and their integration into geo-referenced databases. They promote sectoral studies and research to mitigate environmental damage, and ensure a proper use of the land and the sustainability of its natural resources.

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