1st Global Ecosystems Atlas Convening Meeting

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17 - 18 May 2023 WMO, Geneva, Switzerland

1st Global Ecosystems Atlas Convening Meeting

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Around the world, there is significant momentum for designing new, regenerative systems to help address existential threats from climate change and biodiversity loss. Additionally, stakeholders in the GEO community and beyond recognize the need for increased accountability in environmental agreements and policy frameworks.

The Global Ecosystems Atlas will be an open, user-friendly online resource that brings together high-quality ecosystems data in a single place.

Designed in line with the GEO principles of transparency and equitable access to trusted Earth observation information, the project is a response to needs expressed by many different stakeholders engaged in monitoring and reporting under environmental agreements, notably the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity at COP 15, inventories under the Convention on Wetlands, nature-based solutions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and land degradation under the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).