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EO4SD climate cluster collaborates with World Bank applying EO support to Lake Victoria Basin projects

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The Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) Climate Resilience Cluster has been working with International Financial Institutes (IFIs) to develop a satellite-based integrated climate screening and risk management service to build capacity in IFI client states and help them meet long-term climate resilient development planning goals. The Cluster is supporting future environment and natural resources management (ENRM) projects in partnership with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) to develop an environmental management project for the Lake Victoria Basin.

12 July 2019

Infographic: EO4SD Climate Resilience Cluster's story so far

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Earth Observation (EO) has emerged as a powerful method of providing timely and accurate information about the Earth’s atmosphere, landmasses, and oceans to inform and facilitate climate resilience development globally. This information combined with socioeconomic data, helps portray a very powerful idea surrounding a location’s adaptive capacity, its climate risks, and resilience building opportunities.

12 July 2019

Meet ADAM

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ADAM is an online, cross-domain application and software platform that facilitates the access to a large volume and variety of global, Earth Observation (EO)-based, environmental data. Rather than serving as a generic data access platform, dedicated interfaces can be developed for specific needs in the fields of education, agriculture, cultural heritage and public health, amongst others.

12 July 2019

ESA’s EO4SD climate resilience cluster collaborates with World Bank in Liberia

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The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) climate resilience cluster, is working with the World Bank to provide Earth observation data in support of its Monrovia Integrated Development Project (MIDP). Although focussed on the Liberian capital, the MIDP aims to identify pragmatic, spatially integrated, and location specific interventions that contribute to service delivery, improved welfare, and the creation of jobs throughout the country. To support the World Bank and its stakeholders, The EO4SD climate cluster has provided several products including modelling sea level rise and its impacts on coastal population (coastal and inland flooding) and coastal shoreline erosion based on historical evidence. Earth observation (EO) data and climate projection derived information can be used to model the impacts of disaster and climate change on the developed land, and offer alternative scenarios of how Monrovia could develop.

09 July 2019

Earth Observation data: the new frontier in climate resilience

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Climate change is among the top societal challenges with global impact. It has wide-ranging impacts across socio-economic systems, with the most severe effects being faced by poor and vulnerable communities. Making climate-resilient decisions requires good quality data and information, often lacking in many developing regions of the world. Earth observation (EO) data has the capability to capture large-scale environmental data over a range of spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions. Some governments have started accessing EO data to incorporate adaptation options into their planning and improve the climate resilience of livelihoods and production systems. For instance, since 2005, India has launched 17 EO satellites into space to gather invaluable information on different climate variables to improve resource management and disseminate timely disaster warnings.

01 July 2019

Webinar June 11 2019: How can EO data support climate resilient development?

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The European Space Agency’s Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD) Climate Resilience Cluster is holding a webinar to demonstrate the potential for Earth Observation to contribute to climate resilient development objectives.

The webinar, How can EO data support climate resilient development? will take place twice on the 11th June 2019 at: 10-11am CEST / 3-4pm PHT and at 3-4pm CEST / 9-10am EST.

03 June 2019

EO4SD Climate Resilience stakeholder & capacity building workshop

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Colleagues from international finance institutions (IFIs) and their client states are invited to join the EO4SD Climate Resilience cluster on 13 March 2019, one day before the One Planet Summit in Nairobi: Africa’s Pledge, for a stakeholder and capacity building workshop co-organised by IGAD ICPAC at Hilton Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya.

The workshop aims to demonstrate the value of Earth observation data to climate-resilient development through a series of presentations, discussions, and hands-on training.

22 January 2019

ESA and Asian Development Bank join forces

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ESA and the Asian Development Bank have signed an agreement to collaborate over the next five years to use information from space to support sustainable development.

09 November 2016