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European Space Agency’s EO4SD climate cluster offers free webinar series on using Earth Observation to tackle climate change

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The ESA EO4SD Climate Cluster is hosting a free webinar series to provide insight about the potential of Earth Observation (EO) to support climate-resilient decision making at the regional and national scale. The seven-part series is will be hosted every Thursday at 16:00 (CEST) starting 11th June 2020. The series is aimed at all those interested in developing a foundational knowledge of EO and how it can be applied practically in the context of climate-resilience projects and programmes.

27 May 2020

Phase two is underway for the EO4SD CR Cluster

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The EO4SD Climate Resilience (CR) Cluster has embarked upon phase two of their mission to help countries around the world increase their climate resilience by using EO data.

25 February 2020

Introductory webinar identifies entry points for EO-based tools and services across IFAD’s portfolio of projects

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The EO4SD Climate Resilience Cluster’s introductory webinar to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) demonstrated how EO data has helped to inform decision-making processes in the area of climate change adaptation. Attended by over 35 participants, the webinar showcased how IFAD staff can best utilise the Cluster’s capabilities to enhance the climate resilience of the Fund’s projects.

25 February 2020

COP25 Madrid: EO4SD Climate Cluster engages with IFIs at COP25

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GMV's Carlos Domenech will represent the EO4SD Climate Resilience Cluster at COP25 in Madrid from 2nd - 13th December. Carlos will be engaging with a wide variety of organisations about the Cluster's ongoing work, and promoting the benefits of Earth Observation in support of climate resilience.

29 November 2019

EO4SD climate cluster's support further improves Africa’s leading drought and food security modelling tool

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Through a collaboration with the African Risk Capacity, the EO4SD climate resilience cluster is providing earth observation data on essential climate variables including soil moisture and precipitation, to feed into the Africa RiskView tool. Africa RiskView is the region’s leading tool to inform decision making on drought and food security.

23 July 2019

Earth observation data enhances top climate tools through collaboration with International Finance Institutions

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The EO4SD CR cluster has been working with IFIs including the World Bank, IFC, Africa Risk Capacity, and IDB, to integrate earth observation into existing tools and platforms that they use to enhance climate resilient decision making. EO data on several essential climate variables are being provided to some of the most well-known climate data platforms including the World Bank's Climate Change Knowledge Portal.

19 July 2019

Earth observation data supports flood resilience in ADB projects in China and Philippines

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Over the past year, the EO4SD Climate Resilience cluster has been working with the Asian Development Bank to provide Earth Observation (EO) data in support of climate resilience projects in the Philippines and China. To help improve flood risk management planning in the Philippines, the cluster has developed a prototype monitoring service to better detect seasonal fluctuations of water bodies and long-term changes. Additionally, the cluster used past EO images and precipitation data to map the extent and location of past flooding events in Yanji City.

17 July 2019

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

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The Lake Victoria Basin is Africa’s largest freshwater lake and currently faces multiple environmental, economic and social challenges that all together contribute to the degradation of Lake Victoria. In partnership with the Lake Victoria Basin Commission the EO4SD cluster is working to develop an environmental management project for the Basin to help it maintain its ecological integrity.

12 July 2019

Infographic: EO4SD Climate Resilience Cluster's story so far

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Earth Observation (EO) provides timely and accurate information about the Earth’s atmosphere, landmasses, and oceans to inform and facilitate climate resilience development globally. EO4SD is an ESA initiative with aims to merge EO-based information with development operations to identify a location’s adaptive capacity, its climate risks, and resilience building opportunities. This story is only beginning.

12 July 2019

Meet ADAM

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ADAM is a highly-flexible platform that facilitates the access to a large volume of Earth Observation-based, environmental data. The EO4SD Climate Resilience cluster project has deployed ADAM to provide International Financing Institutions' programmes with enhanced climate risk management capabilities. To increase the impact of ADAM, the EO4SD consortium has offered training and capacity building programmes to provide stakeholders with the ability to utilise ADAM for their own purposes.

12 July 2019