UN Environment and Google announce partnership to protect our planet


UN Environment and Google announced today a global partnership that plans to develop a platform that will leverage Google’s cloud computing and earth observation public catalogs and for the first time enable governments, NGOs and the public to track specific environment-related development targets with a user-friendly Google front-end.

PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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