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How can AI help protect and sustain global forest ecosystems?

Capgemini at AIForGood 2022: Thursday 3rd November 2022, 2:00 PM [CET] onwards.

First and foremost, we must triple the speed of the shift to renewable energy … It means protecting forests and ecosystems as powerful climate solutions.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

The primary forest area worldwide in 2020 has decreased by over 80 million hectares since 1990.

Deforestation and forest degradation account for 15% of global greenhouse emissions. According to a UN report published in February 2022, climate change and land-use change are projected to cause a global increase of extreme fires of about 14% by 2030, 30% by the end of 2050, and 50% by the end of the century.

Consolidated efforts are required to tackle this global problem. We need effective governance, integrated policies, increased awareness, and monitoring of resources through advanced artificial intelligence technologies – to better observe, empower, and defend our forests.

Forests play a crucial role in stabilizing climate, regulating natural ecosystems, and providing habitat to thousands of life-forms.

In the context of increasing global temperatures and destructive wildfires, data & AI can be leveraged to better tackle the all-importance of our forests and the associated challenges in regards to the SDGs (the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals).

We invite you to join the discussion with our guest speakers on Thursday, the 3rd of November 2022, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM CET.

Melissa Hatton
Data Analytics Project Manager and AI Strategy Leader, Capgemini Government Solutions
Pierre-Adrien Hanania
Data & AI in the Public Sector Group Offer Leader, Capgemini
Inge Jonckheere PhD,
Forest & Climate Officer, Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Stéphane Mermoz
CEO & Research Scientist, GlobEO

Using technology, and particularly AI, to support the United Nations’ SDGs as they relate to defending our global forest ecosystems can help us build the necessary response from public organizations, which can use AI to monitor, analyze, and protect our forests.

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