Spatial Intelligence Critical Enabler for Action on Nature
SPACES, a spatial intelligence collaboration coordinated by UN environment programme, profiles eDNA and eBioAtlas when advocating for greater use of spatial intelligence for integrated nature and climate action.
SPACES, a spatial intelligence collaboration coordinated by the UN environment programme, profiles eDNA and eBioAtlas when advocating for greater use of spatial intelligence for integrated nature and climate action.
This paper aims to inspire public and private sector decision-makers to use spatial intelligence as an enabler for integrated nature and climate action. To achieve this, it showcases a range of emerging data sources and technologies in the nature and climate-tech space, including eDNA.
To enable governments, businesses and finance to act, spatial intelligence needs to be available to help prioritise and track location-specific actions for nature and climate.
Anyone with an interest in the role of spatial intelligence as an enabler for integrated action on nature and climate. The whitepaper includes a prediction of the potential impact, an overview of emerging technology and trends, and recommendations for increasing uptake.
SPACES is an emerging coalition that mobilises spatial intelligence to support governments, businesses, financial institutions, funders, and investors in achieving climate and nature goals.
SPACES is coordinated by the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and SYSTEMIQ, working with UNDP, IIASA and IIS, among other partners. It aims to support the use of spatial intelligence in achieving national climate and nature objectives, by implementing and accelerating spatial planning in countries.
NatureMetrics, featured in this report, operates across the data value chain (visualised below). eDNA is the only technology that can track the whole tree of life, and NatureMetrics’s solutions are being used across the world.
eBioAtlas, our flagship philanthropic project, has been identified as a key initiative for rapidly increasing the amount of publicly available data to baseline ‘Nature Positive’. The project remains open to funding opportunities.
NatureMetrics releases a guide on eDNA-powered nature intelligence in coastal ecosystems at COP28. The guide highlights the role of coastal ecosystems in climate change mitigation and conservation, and the potential of eDNA technology to monitor biodiversity.