UN Climate Change
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Earth observation satellites can transform the way countries can assess, monitor and plan the use of their natural resources, including monitoring deforestation and desertification. However, many countries still rely on time-consuming and error-prone manual methods. There is an opportunity to allow these countries to improve operations with cost-effective solutions.
Looking at this opportunity, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and Google Maps have entered into a three-year partnership to work together and make remote sensing and mapping products more accessible. The move aims to provide technology to assist countries tackling climate change and much higher capacity to experts developing forest and land-use policies.
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