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Digital Solutions for Biodiversity: Innovations from the mobile industry

16 May 2024 | 10:00 BST | LinkedIn Live

Biodiversity loss is an urgent societal issue that disproportionately affects poor and vulnerable communities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

There is increasing evidence that digital solutions can significantly improve the efficiency, responsiveness and efficacy of natural resource management (NRM) activities.

Biodiversity lessons from the front line

In this video, hear from our panel of speakers including FCDO, IIED, Fairtree, India Observatory, Rainforest Connection
and Busara Centre for Behavioural Economics on creating digital solutions that help people and nature thrive.

Natural resource management (NRM) refers to the sustainable use and management of the planet’s natural resources, including forests, watersheds, oceans, air and a diversity of plant and animal species. These and other resources work together to produce the benefits and services on which human existence depends, and are also critical to our livelihoods and well-being. However, human activities are putting unsustainable pressure on the world’s natural resources, and current trends in biodiversity and ecosystem loss are believed to threaten 80 per cent of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets related to poverty, hunger, health, water, cities, climate, oceans and land. The areas of the world that will be hardest hit by these changes are home to many of the world’s poorest communities.

NRM is one of the last frontiers to be disrupted by digital technology, but there is increasing evidence that digital solutions can help enhance the quality and efficiency of data collections, engage local communities in NRM efforts, and aid real-time decision making. As well as sharing research and best practice, the GSMA’s ClimateTech team is actively working to help our members and development partners identify opportunities to leverage their resources and technical expertise to help scale nature-based solutions to climate action, reduce biodiversity loss, optimise nature’s contribution to resilient livelihoods and bring long-term value to their organisation.

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