The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a series of 17 goals set to end global poverty and protect the planet, with the aim of achieving successes by 2030. The SDGs cover topics from global health, climate change, economic inequality, sustainability, poverty, and more. This training focuses on addressing SDG 15, whose focus is to “protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.”
In this webinar, participants learn how to access and apply satellite data relevant to land indicators, such as estimating total forest area and forest change. The webinar includes an overview of the SDGs, as well as an introduction to image classification and change detection.