08 November, Wednesday
14:30 - 15:30 (LT)

GEO-19 PLENARY. Session 4: Igniting Action - the GEO Global Ecosystems Atlas

Session Objectives:

Session 4 will introduce the first of the two major programmatic efforts that GEO has been leading since GEO-18 that present proof of concept for the Post-2025 Strategy. The session will present the Global Ecosystems Atlas, providing an overview of its purpose, real-world applications and user perspectives, illustrating its continuous value within the post-2025 GEO framework.


Marco Lambertini, Special Envoy, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International / Convener of the Nature Positive Initiative

Draft Agenda:

Atlas Video

Panel discussion:

  • Joanna Drake, Deputy Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Jixi Gao, Director, Satellite Application Center for Ecology and Environment (SACEE), Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China
  • Miriam Grigg, Deputy Director for International, Sustainability, Regulation and Earth Observation Strategy, Space Directorate, UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT), United Kingdom
  • Andrew Skowno, Lead, National Biodiversity Assessment Unit, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa
  • Ahmed Raidh, Senior Coastal Analyst, Environment Management and Conservation Department, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Maldives

Interventions by Plenary

Session outcomes and recommendations

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