Publication

Long-term Impact Assessment of the North American Environmental Atlas and the North American Land Change Monitoring System (1996–2016)

July 16, 2019 4 pages

Long-term Impact Assessment of the North American Environmental Atlas and the North American Land Change Monitoring System (1996–2016)

July 16, 2019 4 pages

Description

Because our environment does not end at the border, the CEC has developed over the last 22 years a unique framework that harmonizes geographic information in a seamless manner across North America’s political boundaries. Its North American Environmental Atlas aims at better monitoring environmental trends and land-cover changes in the region.

In 2018, the CEC commissioned a report to assess the long-term impact of the CEC’s North American Atlas and the North American Land Change Monitoring System (the NALCMS), together referred to as “the Atlas,” over the first twenty-year period from 1996 to 2016. This assessment shows that the Atlas’s foundational and thematic maps have helped visualize the continent’s shared environment and identify transboundary environmental issues, supporting research, analysis and environmental decision-making and management at national and continental levels.

Additional Information

Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Climate Change, Ecosystems
Series: Long-term Impact Assessment