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In June 2012, the United Nations’ is hosting a global sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro, 20 years after the first Earth Summit. The official themes of Rio+20 are: “a green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty eradication”; and the “institutional framework for sustainable development.”

The Global Forest Watch 2.0 project will be providing a preview of our forest monitoring system that will unite technology, transparency, and human networks to mobilize faster, credible, more effective forest conservation and sustainable forest management.

Learn more about Global Forest Watch 2.0 at the following events:

Tools for Data Collection and Mapping: the Ground to the Cloud Story

June 18 2012, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location:

Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
UN2 Barra Arena

Presenting: Craig Hanson, Director, People & Ecosystems Program & Nigel Sizer, Director, Global Forest Initiative

The Challenges and Opportunities for Biodiversity Conservation in the Amazon

June 18 2012, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location:

Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
Humanidade 2012 – Space for Circulating Ideas
Forte Copacabana
Praça Coronel Eugênio Franco nº 1, Posto 6, Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil 22070-020

Presenting: Craig Hanson, Director, People & Ecosystems Program

Sneak Peak of Global Forest Watch 2.0: Transforming Transparency of Forest Management

June 19 2012, 11:00am – 12:30pm

Location:

Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
U.S. Government Pavilion, Athletes Park (opposite Riocentro)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Presenting: Nigel Sizer, Director, Global Forest Initiative

Rio+20 official credentials are required to enter.

Demo Alley: Showcasing Examples of Technology Helping to Solve Sustainability Challenges

June 19 2012, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Location:

Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Riocentro, U.S. Government Pavilion, Athlete’s Park (opposite Riocentro)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Presenting: Nigel Sizer, Director, Global Forest Initiative

Open to the public.