The project ‘Mapping Nature for People and Planet’ supports nations in using the latest advances in spatial data technology and science to create their own national ‘Maps of Hope’. Countries can use these maps to harmonize nature and development policies and prioritize areas for protection, sustainable management, and restoration.

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Nature for climate: Costa Rica
Nature for water: Colombia
Nature for food: Kazakhstan
Nature for safety: Uganda
Nature for jobs and green infrastructure: South Africa
Nature for ecotourism and green economy: Cambodia
Nature and climate planning: Ecuador
Nature and sustainable production: Dominican Republic

KEY PUBLICATIONS

ELSA Brochure

UNBL Brochure

Creating a Nature Positive Future

Lessons from UNDP, UNEP, and UNEP-WCMC in Supporting the Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and Suggestions for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Nature is counting on us

Toward monitoring forest ecosystem integrity within the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Are we counting on nature?

A policy-driven framework for conserving the best of Earth’s remaining moist tropical forests

Project Report: Mapping Essential Life Support Areas in Colombia

Integrated spatial planning workbook

FROM THE BLOG

ELSA Costa Rica: GEO SDG Country Award (2020)

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Mapping hope: Putting nature at the heart of development planning

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Mapping nature to create a global biodiversity framework

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Photo Essay Uganda: Using spatial data for biodiversity decision-making

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Blog: The power of maps to inform action for nature and development

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South Africa creates map for nature-positive action

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Photo essay Costa Rica: Mapeo de la naturaleza para la adaptación al cambio climático en costa rica

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Press release: Dominican Republic develops technological tool for the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biodiversity

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Photo essay Ecuador: Mapping home: in the heart of sustainable development

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Press release: Kazakhstan presents its “maps of hope” at the Nature for Life Hub event

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Putting nature on the map

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