Geo for Earth - Episode 5: What is the value of Nature?

Posted on: 11/08/2022

Geo for Earth is a podcast series that explores the critical role that location intelligence and space data have in helping us understand our planet and tackle climate change.

Organised by Andy Bennett – Space Lead and Luca Budello – Geospatial Lead at Innovate UK KTN, the eight 40-minute episodes will feature discussions around a specific topic with two guest speakers including policy makers, sector specialists, and emerging thinkers.

What are nature-based solutions exactly, why are they important for reducing deforestation? And what is the role of data, and in particular geospatial data, in monitoring land-use change and nature-based solutions? In this episode, our guest speakers will explore the vast topic of ‘Nature’ in tackling climate change, and why reasons why businesses should prioritise reducing their environmental and social impact.

Guests:

Andrew Deutz – Director, The Nature Conservancy
Victor Ohuruogu – Senior Africa Regional Manager, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD)

Moderators:

Suzie Imber – Space physicist, University of Leicester
Dallas Campbell – Science and technology TV presenter

Click here to see the transcript.

Additional Resources

  • We are excited to launch our latest publication, ‘Meeting Net Zero with the Power of Place’. Each podcast episode builds on a corresponding chapter in the report, allowing you to get a more in-depth understanding of topics covered. Click here to explore the interactive report.
  • Want to join the discussion or ask for support in solving a challenge? Get in touch with us!
    Luca Budello – Geospatial Lead at Innovate UK KTN
    Andy Bennett – Space Lead at Innovate UK KTN

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