GDP Center Hosts Lecture on Tropical Forest Monitoring

April 25, 2019

The Global Development Policy (GDP) Center, an affiliated center of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, hosted an April 24, 2019 lecture with Inge Jonckheere, Team Leader of the Remote Sensing Team in National Forest Monitoring for the Forestry Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization, on the link between international tropic forest monitoring and Sustainable Development Goals. 

The talk, entitled “Linking International Efforts on Tropical Forest Monitoring to International Reporting and SDGs,” was co-hosted by the GDP Center Land Use and Livelihoods Initiative and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. 

Jonckheere provided advice for future support and research for tropical forest monitoring, and emphasized the importance of continuing to support tropical forest countries to secure significant progress and that future support needs to be directed at achieving institutional uptake.   

The lecture was  part of a seminar and workshop series with leaders working at the front lines of international, national and local climate change policy and conservation in tropical forests. The series was co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Remote Sensing, the African Studies Center, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Earth and Environment.

The GDP Center is a university-wide research center in partnership with the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. The GDP Center’s mission is to advance policy-oriented research for financial stability, human well-being, and environmental sustainability.

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