tumblr_inline_mrf12eGj3D1qz4rgp 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.