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Google Earth Engine and the Surui

by Portal Web Editor last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
Contributors: USAID
Watch as Surui Chief Almir, ACT Brazil Director Vasco van Roosmalen, and Google Earth Engine Manager Rebecca Moore talk about how the Surui people in Brazil are working to counterbalance the effects of climate change through the Surui Carbon Project, and how they are using technology like Google Earth Engine to document it.

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The Surui Carbon Project is an initiative led by the Surui and involves expert NGOs including the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT), Kanindé, Forest Trends, FUNBIO, and the Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Amazon. The project uses two forms of carbon offset: avoided deforestation and conservation through carbon stocks, as measured through the REDD mechanism; and carbon sequestration through reforestation. The impact of the project will go far beyond the Surui and will bring new alternatives in the management of indigenous lands to other indigenous groups worldwide.

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  • Stoner, Eric R.
    (USAID/BRAZIL/ENV)
    estoner@usaid.gov
     
  • Mike Colby
    Natural Resources Economics & Enterprise Advisor
    USAID/ EGAT/ Office of Natural Resources Management
    mcolby@usaid.gov
     

 

 


 

 

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