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Climate Change

WGIC brings the collective voice of global geospatial industry to the Conference of Parties (COP): Barbara Ryan

December 21, 2022

In this interview, the World Geospatial Industry Council’s Executive Director, Barbara Ryan, shared the details of WGIC’s participation in this year’s Conference of Parties (COP27). She highlighted the role of WGIC and its members in addressing the climate action at the two key venues, the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) and Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), and elaborated on the key outcomes from both events.

Climate Action – WGIC Gains Global Recognition, Launches Africa Project

December 9, 2022

After bagging the prestigious 2021 Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development for its collaborative work on the significance of geospatial and Earth observation solutions in climate action, WGIC pledges to advance its commitment and launches “Leveraging Commercial Geospatial Capabilities for Climate Action in Africa Project” at COP27.

GeoIgnite 2022/ winter geo 2022

Join WGIC at GeoIgnite 2022, Canada’s National Geospatial Conference, with this year’s theme on Climate Change. We will be organizing a workshop on Earth Observations and Climate.

UNEP launched Methane Observatory to boost action on Greenhouse Gas

November 2, 2021

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), with support from the European Union, launched a new Observatory to drive action on reducing methane emissions – a powerful greenhouse gas responsible for at least a quarter of the current climate warming.

Esri partners with The Ray to map solar energy hot spots

October 28, 2021

The Ray partnered with WGIC Member Esri to configure an Right-Of-Way solar mapping tool. This can help users analyze how suitable and economically valuable ROW locations might be for solar array placement.