Conserving what's left, renewal, growing new ones, and hearing from the many peoples facing loss of their communities due to the mismanagement and exploitation of forests this special collection gets its start with the launch of the Global Forest Watch (GFW)
GFW is a project where the World Resource Institute brought together fourteen major sponsors, including Rebecca Moore of Google Earth who pioneered the use of mapping to protect our lands and people, enables our citizens to participate in and benefit from an "open data approach in putting decision-relevant information in the hands of governments, companies, NGOs, and the public."
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Fighting wildfires with intelligent robots | AI for Good Webinar
721 views Streamed live on Jan 18, 2023
Climate change and land-use change are increasing the number, frequency, and severity of wildfires worldwide, with a projected 30% rise by the end of 2050. With global temperatures soaring, the need to reduce the risk of wildfires is more important than ever to protect the health of people and ecosystems.
Facing this challenge, robots are increasingly helping first responders to detect, monitor and extinguish flames. They are helping to combat blazes in buildings with the possibility of collapsing roofs, and in areas too hot or toxic for human entry and survival. In this AI for Good webinar, discover the next generation of autonomous firefighting robots that work side by side with emergency workers on the front line, reducing risks for firefighters and helping them identify, control and extinguish wildfires with increased safety for humans.
Manon Vermenouze, Director of Communications, Public Affairs, and CSR Shark Robotics
Bart Slager CEO Perspective Robotics
Wade White, Assistant Chief, Los Angeles City Fire Department
Arunima Sarkar, World Economic Forum (WEF)
EarthSayers Arunima Sarkar; Manon Vermenouze; Wade White
The Paradigm Project by Greg Spencer
Buying-up Eden - Chile
Woodlands of Ireland by Eco-Eye
Google Earth Engine by Rebecca Moore
The Forest is For All of Us by Community Leader Domingo Peas
Altkin Count Strategic Forestry Plan
Kayapo leader Megaron Txukaramae
Tourism, not Oil by Hilario Saant of Ecuador
What does He Plant Who Plants a Tree read by Jeremy Irons
Of Forests and Men with Edward Norton
The Reunion by Handcrafted Films
Voices for Global Forest Watch by the WRI
Rapid, Dramatic Changes in What We Do by Randy Hayes
Rang-tan in My Bedroom by Iceland Foods
Twenty Years of Defending the Amazon.
Climate change and forest managment Stéphane Le Goaster
Global Forest Watch | Monitoring Forests in Near Real Time
On mapping and protecting our Forests by Rebecca Moore:
High Conservation Value Forests
Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops: Carbon and Culture
Global Forest Watch 2.0 preview at UN Forum on Forests
Save Ireland Forests
Screams of the Amazon by Fundacion Pachamama
Excerpts from Two Speeches by Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin
Amazon Watch, your best bet to protect the rainforest.