MapBiomas: How Open Data Can Unlock New Solutions to Address Climate Change
Keywords:open data, technology, climate change, Brazil, Amazon, deforestation, big data, open source, land use, data platform, forests, tipping point
The lack of reliable, timely, and accessible information makes some of our most intractable social issues difficult to solve. MapBiomas, a collaborative network incubated by the Climate Observatory in Brazil, is demonstrating that open data can unlock new solutions to address climate change at scale. Its historical land use and change in platform is enabling leaders across all sectors to better understand land use in Brazil and design effective actions. With 70% of Brazil’s greenhouse emissions being generated by land use, the potential impact is huge. MapBiomas is the most complete, up-to-date, and detailed spatial database of land use in the world and has been rolled out in several countries in Latin America and in Indonesia.
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