Organizations throughout the world are preparing for the Rio +20 Summit beginning next week and Forest Trends is no exception. During the conference, Forest Trends will be busy hosting an event that explores investing in mountain communities through watershed services and also collaborating with Google Earth Outreach on a side event concerning data collection and mapping.
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Well, after twenty years we’re back in Rio!
16 June 2012 | The latest United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development kicks off on June 20th. Forest Trends and our partners will be hosting an event, “Scaling up Investments in Watershed Services: Investing in Mountain Communities
for Sustainable Development.” This panel, moderated by Gabriel Quijandría, Vice Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources at the Peruvian Ministry of Environment (MINAM), will highlight some of the most successful models and important insights culled from experience to date while exploring how Investments in Watershed Services (IWS) projects, programs, and policies can be integral components of sustainable development strategies, particularly for mountain communities.
We’ll also be participating in a side event with Google Earth Outreach, “Tools for Data Collection and Mapping: the Ground to the Cloud Story” on June 18th. Learn how maps can change the world!
Interested in learning more about Forest Trends’ involvement in Rio+20 but couldn’t afford the ticket and hotel costs? Join us for the next best thing – our own Jan Cassin and Beto Borges will provide an overview of our Water Initiative and Communities & Markets activities at Rio+20 during a free webinar on June 28.
— The Ecosystem Marketplace Team
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