This side event was dedicated to the presentation of EuroGEO Regional Initiative and to the latest projects launched in its framework. The EuroGEO vision is to significantly increase the benefits for Europe of its participation within GEO through improving user uptake of the data from GEOSS assets and harvesting the environmental information produced through the GEO initiatives and flagships. This session showcased this vision.
This year is one of the most important with major milestones linked to global policy agendas. There is the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, there is also the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. These all bring a new set of challenges and opportunities for the international EO community.
During GEO Week 2021, many activities of the GEO work programme that address these areas were presented. Notably through the lens of nexus thinking to highlight how the use of EO in different sectors contributes to these efforts and why integration across thematic areas is essential.
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