Global Forest Watch 2.0 is an initiative by the World Resources Institute that brings transparency to forest conservation. Through a complex alert system of satellites and mobile technologies, it monitors the status of forests through time. All the data is open and anyone can use it. GFW serves a variety of users including governments, the private sector, NGOs, journalists, universities, and the general public.
USAID contributed $5.5 million to support GFW 2.0. The initiative will bring together satellite imagery and monitoring systems, multiple tree cover loss alert systems, an abundance of overlay maps, and mobile technology to provide detailed, near-real time information on tropical forests. It will also include crowd-sourcing capability so people on the ground can report deforestation when it takes place.
The GFW 2.0 initiative will support TFA 2020 goals and receive support from several government, business and civil society partners, including Google, the Government of Norway, Staples, and the University of Maryland, among others. WRI will lead development of the new tool, and USAID will support all aspects of development, including working with developing country partners to ensure they have the capacity to access and use GFW 2.0.
|Value||USD 22.7 Million|