Why technology without regulation won’t save the forest

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Author: Stefanie M. Falconi, WEF Fellow to Global Future Council, Senior Researcher at Igarape Institute


  • Emerging technologies – powered by computing advances and data – are reinventing agriculture and delivering improved productivity. However, technology is not the only obstacle when it comes to forest conservation.
  • Smart technology has limited impact without smarter regulatory frameworks and enforceable laws. For all the goodwill and global compacts, the path to sensible development takes hard work and it must include cooperation between economic players.
  • The financial sector can play a crucial role by offering new lines of financing mechanisms, anchored in environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

Agriculture has come a long way in the twenty-first century. From precision irrigation systems to face recognition in livestock to deploying drones for improved crop…

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Author: 21st Century Library & Information Technology Network [Information & Knowledge Dissemination Platform By Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional at Hawassa University, Ethiopia]

Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional @ Hawassa University, , Sidama Region, Ethiopia

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