Climate action and GeoAI: Innovative applications for climate change mitigation and adaptation
Updated: May 12, 2022
D4DInsights participated in this AI for Good Discovery session in April 2022.
“Taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” is a crucial goal set forward under Goal 13 – Climate Action as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Climate action requires global efforts related to climate change mitigation – reducing the flow of heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, or enhancing the “sinks” that accumulate and store these gases alongside climate change adaptation – adjustments in ecological, social, or economic systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli and their effects or impacts.
Geospatial data, technologies, and services are essential tools for governments, businesses, and civil society, to better understand and manage our world. Today, these technologies are more critical than ever, as we face global challenges like climate change and truly embrace sustainable practices. This workshop, moderated by the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC), demonstrated use cases on integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning with geospatial and Earth observation data, driving insights to provide meaningful and effective solutions for climate action.