Mapping Nature for People and Planet in Nepal: Final Consultation

How can we use spatial data to identify critical areas where nature-based actions can address national biodiversity, climate and sustainable development priorities? In this final international virtual and in person consultation, policy makers and spatial data experts from Nepal will work with an international team to explore the science behind mapping Essential Life Support Areas (ELSAs) mapping and co-create the final ELSA map for the country.

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Language: English
Type: Virtual consultation
Partners: United Nations Development Programme, Ministry of Forest and Environment of Nepal, and Sustainable Markets Foundation.

Consultation summary

We are pleased to welcome you to this consultation. This virtual meeting room will allow you to:

  • Download the background information and key documents for the consultation
  • Access the link to join all sessions in Zoom 
  • View video recordings of each session 
  • Dialogue with other participants through the forum 
  • Continuing discussions and peer-to-peer exchanges after the consultation 

We will meet throughout the virtual consultation using Zoom. All sessions will take place on the same link. Click here to participate in the consultation: 

Consultation objectives

  • Review the project vision and the findings from the previous consultations and subsequent data collection process
  • Overview of Systematic Conservation Planning (SCP), the science behind the project
  • Weight – or rank the importance of – collected data sets on biodiversity, climate change, and human well-being
  • Co-create and iterate upon Nepal’s ELSA map via the country’s ELSA webtool
  • Discuss results of the analysis, potential application, and next steps

Important documents

Content of the consultation 

Participants in Nepal will meet in person. The global team will meet virtually using Zoom. All sessions will take place at the same link. Click here to participate in the sessions:

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  • 2 Modules
  • 7 Activities
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