10 December, 2015

Julie Bishop recognises NGIS success

Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has recognised NGIS Australia and the CRCSI in a speech for their work that earned them a UN Lighthouse Award in Paris at the Climate Change Conference COP21.

The United Nations is awarding an Australian AusAid-funded project led by NGIS Australia and CRC for Spatial Information’s Mapping Exposure to Sea Level Rise in the Pacific Islands Project as a leading initiative dealing with climate change.

This collaborative Project with NGIS AustraliaCooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade allows the Pacific Islands – Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea – to prepare for and adapt to sea level rise brought about by climate change.  The project has already produced a number of direct outcomes including identifying over 10,000 buildings that are at high risk of inundation within the next 80 years, including schools, health facilities and other critical infrastructure.

The award will be collected in Paris by NGIS Senior Consultant Nathan Eaton, pictured above (right).

Read more about the award here.


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