Virtual event

Launch of the Atlas of the Human Planet 2020 - Open geoinformation for research, policy, and action

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Introduction

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The Atlas of the Human Planet 2020 – Open Geoinformation for Research, Policy and Action will be launched on Thursday Jan 21, 15:00 | (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris | 2 hrs 30 mins (see connection details below).

The Atlas of the Human Planet 2020 is a deliverable of the GEO Human Planet Initiative and the JRC. It collects contributions from more than 100 users of the Global Human Settlement Layer data sets among decision makers, researchers and practitioners.

The event will feature presentations delivered by the authors of the showcases in the thematic areas of Disaster Risk Management, Urbanisation, Development, Environment and Sustainability.

The second part of the event features a panel discussion where European and international policymakers will discuss the relevance and the challenges in global open geoinformation on settlements for policy and action and the road ahead.

Agenda

Time Topic Presenter
  Host Alessandra Zampieri, Head of Unit, JRC.E1
15:00-15:15 Opening Remarks Dan Chirondojan, Director, JRC Dir.E
Steven Ramage, GEO Secretariat
15:15-15:30 Presentation of the rationale and the key findings of the Atlas Thomas Kemper, GHSL, JRC.E1
15:30-15:50 Presentation of showcases  
  Disaster Risk Management:
Mapping the COVID-19 Pandemic and Potential Risk Factors
Bob Chen, CIESIN
  Urbanisation:
Metropolitan spaces in Africa
Michael Sutcliffe, City Insight
  Development:
Estimates of Rural and Urban Displacement Trends
Nuno Nunes, International Organization for Migration
  Environment and Climate Change:
Global air pollutant emissions in urban centres
Monica Crippa, JRC.C5
15:50-16:35 Panel discussion:
The importance of open geospatial information on settlements for policy and action and the road ahead
Moderator: Lewis Dijkstra, DG REGIO
Hugo de Groof, DG ENV
Ioannis Andredakis, DG ECHO
Lars Gronvald, DG DEVCO
Rudiger Arend, OECD
Ellen Hamilton, World Bank
Andrea de Bono, UNEP
Dennis Mwaniki, UN-HABITAT
16:35-16:45 Conclusions and Outlook Tom De Groeve, JRC.E1

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Launch of the Atlas of the Human Planet 2020 - Open Geoinformation for Research, Policy and Action

15:00 | (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris | 2 hrs 30 mins

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Meeting password: Atlas2020 (28527202 from phones)

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