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USGS Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Philippines
Entry ID: USGS_GFOI_Philippines

Abstract: The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) is an initiative of the inter-governmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) that aims to:

foster the sustained availability of observations for national forest monitoring systems; support governments that are establishing national systems by providing a platform for coordinating observations, providing assistance and guidance on utilising ... View entire text

Purpose: By absorbing and storing atmospheric carbon, forests play an important role in the global carbon cycle and in the moderation of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Reducing deforestation and forest degradation will help address global climate change.

Emissions from forests are estimated to amount to 15-20% of all global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – through deforestation, forest degradation, and ... View entire text
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Description: Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 19.0   S: 5.0   E: 127.0   W: 117.5