08. Dezember 2011

ForeStClim meet Eye on Earth

Forestclim partner Dr. Luc Boerboom (www.itc.nl) will present the web-based spatial evaluation for multi-scale environmental management approach at the Eye on Earth Summit (www.eyeonearthsummit.org ). Over four days Eye on Earth will address the crucial importance of environmental and societal information and networking to decision-making. The meeting is a mile stone of the Abu Dhabi Global Environment Data Initiative (AGEDI), announced at World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  On the final day, the Summit will deliver its conclusions, special initiatives and a declaration towards Rio+20. Keynote speakers throughout the four days of the Summit include President Bill Clinton, H.E. Dr Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahd, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, Professor Jacqueline McGlade who is Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, and many others. Dr. Boerboom aims to provide appreciation, methodology and technology that respects the regional heterogeneity in environmental management in general and forest management in particular.