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Geospatial tools for geospatial challenges

Climate change and its impacts, such as sea level rise and severe weather, are reshaping the world economy. Business and government leaders who need to understand climate change impacts and mitigate disasters rely on climate risk analytics and GIS from Esri.


Ingka Investments

Smart decisions for the planet are smart business choices

Ingka Investments supports the retail business of Swedish giant IKEA through projects such as renewable energy and forestland. By using GIS to manage its forests with a goal to preserve and protect, the company is supporting the health of these woodlands while growing the bottom line.

Purpose and profit

GIS-based maps help Ingka Investments visualize and analyze resources, creating more efficient workflows while protecting the forest ecosystems.

Sync business goals with sustainable practices

These maps guide decisions about when and where to harvest resources while protecting high-conservation areas and natural regeneration practices.

The future of sustainable forestry

Ingka hopes to use GIS to measure its carbon footprint and analyze how the trees it plants contribute to a stronger planet.

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Forecasting climate change

Engineering and design firm Atkins leverages GIS to forecast climate trends next season or decades into the future. Atkins's innovative Seaport Simulator uses location-enabled simulation to assess the impacts that climate change will have on a specific seaport or trade area.

A global digital twin

The simulator creates a digital twin of a port and quickly assesses the impact climate change will have on a specific operation in the future.

Simulating climate risks and opportunities

Seeing climate projections mapped in GIS lets port planners and engineers understand the financial and operational effects of their decisions.

Beyond the global supply chain

The predictive analytics behind the Seaport Simulator may also help executives meet other goals, like reaching net-zero carbon emissions.

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Islands use GIS to guide climate action

Globally, 57 small islands face grave extreme weather impacts due to limited resources, vulnerable economies, and fragile environments. As rising sea levels force people to relocate from coastal villages in Fiji, the country's leaders rely on GIS and remote sensing to help prioritize mitigation and response.

Preparing for change

Fiji's government uses GIS to identify environmental degradation and make decisions, such as how far inland to move a village due to rising seas.

Resource conservation and planning

The predictive ability of GIS helps reduce economic impact, generating savings that can be allocated to health, education, and infrastructure.

Helping communities adapt

Location technology allows Fiji to involve and empower its communities with an understanding of what changes are coming and how best to respond.

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Get the latest Forrester report on climate risk

Esri was named a leader in the Forrester New Wave: Climate Risk Analytics, Q3 2020 report. Discover why Forrester's evaluation found that Esri's climate risk analytics platform "leads the pack with robust data, analytics, and visualization capabilities."