Using big data to monitor land use for healthy forests and food production

26 Jun 2020

The land use sector plays an important role in achieving a more sustainable future as forests are key to climate change mitigation, and food production must be ensured for a growing population. This session at GLF Bonn 2020 discusses the role of data in achieving transformational change towards more sustainable and climate friendly food systems. The speakers explore opportunities for better monitoring of land use and associated GHG sources and sinks, including the use of new technologies and global data. Scientists, policy makers and practitioners share their experiences centred around the following themes: sustainable food systems; Near Real Time monitoring; experiences with the IPCC 2013 Wetlands Supplement; the politics of numbers and information sharing. The panel discussion closes on lessons learned, data-related challenges and issues like transparency, power, and accountability.

Originally titled “Leveraging data for transformational change towards climate- and forest-friendly food systems”, this session hosted by CIFOR aired on June 4th, 2020 at the GLF Bonn Digital Conference.

  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)