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New biomass map taking stock of the world's carbon

The ESA Climate Change Initiative officially released the first in a series of global Above Ground Biomass maps today at the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) side event at COP25 in Madrid.

Global 2017/18 map of Above ground Biomass derived from satellite data


The map will help to quantify change in the distribution of forests and shrubland - and the carbon they contain - over time and support forest monitoring and greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting for REDD+ and support the Global Stocktake.

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