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Create Sustainable Development Solutions and Deliver the SDGs

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Whether you’re a government, a company or an NGO, Planet’s data can help you develop sustainable solutions, measure climate risk and meet the Sustainable Development Goals.


ACCELERATING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT


The Fierce Urgency of Now

On an ever-more crowded planet, responding to the linked challenges of sustainable development, loss of nature and climate change is no longer an option. For humanity to survive and prosper, we must transition to practices that operate within the limits of Earth’s life-support systems. We have entered a critical decade of action.


Data-Driven Sustainable Innovation

From measuring climate risks and urban growth to monitoring biodiversity hotspots and global supply chains, Planet’s data and products are a key component of sustainable solutions. We can help you tackle complex sustainability challenges that balance economic growth, social well-being and ecological stewardship.


Measuring the Goals

Our data is helpful in measuring dozens of indicators under 13 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs), and we are working closely with the UN to help achieve the 2030 agenda. With the help of our data, organizations can develop approaches that support and align with the SDGs.

WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON

Planet is helping some of the world’s leading companies develop and measure their sustainable development strategies. We are also helping the United Nations community measure and report on the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as helping financial institutions harness the power of satellite data to more effectively value nature and incorporate climate risk into the financial system.

Deliver growth, sustainably.

Sustainable development isn’t a compliance issue—it’s a growth opportunity. Our data, products and services can help your organization thrive while engaging in more sustainable practices.
Planet’s imagery and analytics can help you:
  • Find unmet opportunities for sustainable growth
  • Improve trust by monitoring your supply chains for sustainable (and unsustainable) practices
  • Document sustainable outcomes for investors and the public

Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that’s believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant’s first direct investment in renewable energy.

Monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Planet is working with numerous UN agencies, NGOs, national governments and foundations to help measure and report official statistics for the SDGs. Our data is helpful in measuring 13 of the 17 Global Goals, including 75 targets and 61 indicators.

Accelerate delivery of SDGs

Accelerate delivery of SDGs 1,2,3,6,7,8,9,11,12, 13,14,15 and 17

Fill data gaps

Fill data gaps with high-resolution, geographically complete imagery

Gain new insights

Leverage high-cadence, consistent data to both take action and report it

Illuminate Climate Risks

Planet’s satellites can help reveal social, environmental and climate risks in unprecedented detail, powering a new generation of policy and innovative sustainable financial instruments.
With Planet’s data, you can:
  • Measure natural capital, ecosystem services and climate risks such as flooding, famine and wildfire like never before
  • Mitigate future climate impacts with up-to-date insights
  • Create new kinds of climate and sustainable finance products

The Allen Coral Atlas

Developed in partnership with Paul G. Allen Philanthropies, Arizona State University, University of Queensland, National Geographic, and other partners, the Allen Coral Atlas is mapping every coral reef on Earth, to enable conservation and sustainable development.

Visualizing SDG 11.3.1

Developed in partnership with Stamen, this visualization captures SDG indicator 11.3.1, measuring the detailed rate of land consumption and population growth, using Planet data.

Monitoring Forest Carbon From Space

Tropical forests are one of our best defenses against the threat of climate change. Known as the world’s largest terrestrial “carbon sink,” they absorb and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Despite their vital contributions to our Earth, roughly 30 football fields of tropical forests are destroyed per minute. Planet is developing powerful new approaches to measuring and reversing deforestation.
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Planet’s Data Helps Geologists Efficiently Monitor the Melting Arctic

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