Introductory Webinar: Using the UN Biodiversity Lab to Support National Conservation and Sustainable Development Goals

To support policymakers to develop data-driven sustainable development solutions, UNDP, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)  launched UN Biodiversity Lab, with funding from the GEF and support from MapX, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Global Resource Information Database - Geneva, and NASA. The UN Biodiversity Lab is an online platform that allows policymakers and other stakeholders to access global data layers, upload national datasets, and analyze these datasets in combination to provide key information on the CBD’s Aichi Biodiversity Targets and on the nature-based Sustainable Development Goals. Already in use by over 50 countries, as well as utilized as the key decision support system for two NASA-funded applied science projects, the UN Biodiversity Lab has high potential to be scaled up to reach new ministries and countries and stakeholder groups.

This training, offered in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), will teach participants about global biodiversity-based uses of remote sensing.

By the end of this training, attendees will:

  • Understand key global biodiversity and sustainable development policy instruments (CBD, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development) as they relate to conservation efforts

  • Have knowledge of spatial data on biodiversity and sustainable development, including data generated by NASA projects

  • Be familiar with the UN Biodiversity Lab structure, data, and tools

  • Have the ability to apply UN Biodiversity Lab tools to their region of interest

  • Utilize case study examples from multiple partner countries as context for their work

Click here to register for the English session »

This training is also available in French and Spanish. Information for the French training can be found here. Information for the Spanish training can be found here.

The course is set to take place in three parts:

  • March 24, 2020: Introduction to Spatial Data and Policies for Biodiversity

  • March 31, 2020: UN Biodiversity Lab: Introduction and Training

  • April 7, 2020: How are Countries Using Spatial Data to Support Conservation of Nature?

More information can be found here.


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