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Space Technologies for post-2015 development: New UN-SPIDER newsletter

A new UN-SPIDER newsletter is now available. The latest issue focuses on the use of Earth observation for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. 2015 is a milestone year for the United Nations.

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Space Technologies for post-2015 development: New UN-SPIDER newsletter

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UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/15: Space-based Information for Post-2015 Sustainable Development

United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation successfully concluded

130 international experts convened in Bonn to discuss the benefits of Earth observation for sustainable development (Image: DLR/Timm Bourry)

On 28 May 2015, UNOOSA and its co-organizers, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), successfully concluded the three day United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth observation in Bonn, Germany.

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United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation successfully concluded

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21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 21/CMP11)

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The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or COP21, will be held on the Paris-Le Bourget site, bringing together around 40,000 participants in total - delegates representing each country, observers, and civil society members. It is the largest diplomatic event ever hosted by France and one of the largest climate conferences ever organized.

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30/11/2015 to 11/12/2015

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Paris- Le Bourget

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  • France

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22nd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 22)

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in 1994, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. The Conference of the Parties (COP) was designated as the supreme governing body of the Convention.

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07/11/2016 to 18/11/2016

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Marrakesh

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United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation opened

UNOOSA director Simonetta Di Pippo highlighted the role of satellite data in disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.

The United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation: Global Solutions for the Challenges of Sustainable Development in Societies at Risk was opening today in Bonn, Germany.

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United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation opened

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Free Online ESA Course: Monitoring Climate from Space MOOC

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The free online course provides an introduction to monitoring climate change using satellite Earth observation.

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08/06/2015 to 13/07/2015

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24th Regional Training Course on Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate

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The fundamental principle of community-based

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20/07/2015 to 31/07/2015

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Bangkok

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  • Thailand

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

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Satellite imagery show decline of lake surface in Mongolia

Xinkai Lake on the Mongolian Plateau in 2001,2004 and 2006 (Image: NASA)

According to researchers from Peking University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, lakes in the Mongolian Plateau are shrinking rapidly. After analysing several decades of satellite imagery, the researchers found that the total lake surface area had declined from 4,160 square kilometers in the late 1980s to 2,900 square kilometers in 2010, a decrease of 30 percent.

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Satellite mapping shows high tree cover loss in Russia and Canada

2010 Russian wildfires captured by MODIS (NASA)

Satellite-based maps have shown northern boreal forests suffered significant tree cover loss in 2013, especially in Russia and Canada. The high-resolution maps have been released by Global Forest Watch, a partnership led by the World Resources Institute.

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