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Cover image created by Kristen Murrell (UBC)

Are these the 20 top priorities in 2020 for a digital ecosystem for Earth?

What are concrete targets in 2020 for realizing a robust and equitable digital ecosystem for the planet?

A digital revolution for the environment is needed

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Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

First, business as usual isn’t working for global environmental governance.

Second, we have not yet fully harnessed digital technologies to address our most pressing global environmental challenges.

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Sustainable Development Goals projected on the UN Headquarters. Photo by UN Photo/Cia Pak on Flickr.

Third, the digital economy itself is not yet being leveraged for a sustainable future.

“The digital economy is generating opportunities to fully integrate information on the current and forecast state of the Earth into all aspects of decision making, from national strategic planning, through to day-to-day actions of individual businesses. [We] resolve to work, individually and through GEO, to encourage use of Earth observations in an inclusive digital economy that promotes sustainable economic and social development.” The Group on Earth Observations, Canberra Declaration, 2019

A global agenda for a digital ecosystem for Earth

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Photo by Lourdes Muñoz Santamaria on Flickr.
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Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash
Interactive Ecosystem Mapping is led by Christina Bowen with support from Digital Life Collective. To open this map in a new tab, click here.

Why build a digital ecosystem for Earth? Why now?

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Photo by NASA/Larry Kepko on Flickr
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Photo by Ivan Bandura on Unsplash
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Photo by Vlad Tchompalov on Unsplash

Three priority engagement tracks for 2020

Interactive Ecosystem Mapping is led by Christina Bowen with support from Digital Life Collective. To open this map in a new tab, click here.

Track 1: Data/System Architecture

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Photo by Kevin Ku on Unsplash

Track 2: Applications

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Visualization of measured carbon-dioxide mixing ratios in Downtown Vancouver. Photo by the University of British Columbia on Flickr.

Track 3: Governance and Policy

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Photo by ev on Unsplash

Next Steps and moving the conversation forward…

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Table created by Douglas Robb (UBC)
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Photo by Ravi Kumar on Unsplash
Interactive Ecosystem Mapping is led by Christina Bowen with support from Digital Life Collective. To open this map in a new tab, click here.
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Footnotes & Appendix

Working for UN on digital governance & mapping environment, security & peace dynamics using frontier technology. Co-founder MapX. Alumni: TedX, Oxford and Uvic.

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