How Can Satellites Help Save the Forests?

Experiences from One Year of the NICFI Data Program

Live Event at COP26

Exploring program adoption, impact, and future plans to reduce and reverse tropical forest loss

Join Planet, KSAT, Airbus, and Norway’s Ministry of Climate & Environment for an evening of discussions and networking during COP26.

This important event will bring together leaders from the Government, Private, NGO, and Multilateral sectors to discuss how technology and data are helping facilitate solutions in the fight against tropical deforestation and climate change.

Date: Sunday, 7 November
Time: 16:00 to 19:00 GMT
Location: CitizenM Hotel, Downtown Glasgow

subject to change

16:00 Arrivals

16:30 Welcome Address
Minister Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Climate and Environment of Norway

16:40 Putting the High-Res Data to Work for National Forest Monitoring Systems
Vice Minister Mamani, Vice Minister of Environment of Peru
Vice Minister Galarza, Deputy Minister of the Environment at the Republic of Colombia

16:50 Putting the High-Res Data to Work for International MRV Systems
Mette Wilkie, Director of UNFAO Forestry Division

17:00 Bringing Transparency: Empowering Civil Society with High-ResData
Craig Hanson, Vice President of Food, Forests, Water, & Oceans at World Resources Institute

17:10 Engaging the Private Sector: Innovating for Climate Solutions
Rebecca Moore, Director, Google Earth Engine

17:20 Reducing Pressure on Forests from Markets: Zero Deforestation Sourcing
Thomas Lingard, Global Director, Climate and Environment, Unilever

The NICFI Data Program aims to revolutionize global forest monitoring through high resolution satellite imagery, providing better insight into what is happening in the rainforests to enhance efforts to protect these priceless ecosystems. Learn more about the program here.