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FORMA Taps Satellite Data to Monitor Tropical Forests, Slow Global Warming

November 20, 2009

Payments for tropical forest preservation will be a hot issue in Copenhagen in mid-December, but timely monitoring of deforestation has stumped the global community. Until now. CGD's new Forest Monitoring for Action (FORMA) Internet tool has up-to-date information for Indonesia down to the square kilometer—and plans to eventually cover all tropical forests. Watch the video, hear a CGD Wonkcast with senior fellow David Wheeler, read the press release, or plunge into the FORMA maps.