Imagine that every government, organization, investment firm, and individual had access to global forest data at their fingertips — that this data was upheld and supported in its truthfulness by a decentralized ledger and a worldwide network of third party verifiers that worked in tandem to verify every upload. Let us introduce you to the Open Forest Protocol Ecosystem Explorer.
35+ forest projects exist on-chain from over 20 countries- with another 50 in the upload pipeline. With the official launch of the OFP Ecosystem Explorer, we are one step closer to opening access for forests, for those that rely on them, and the planet that thrives because of them. The Explorer is the first blockchain-based digital tool showcasing all active forest projects from across the world that completed a ground-truth data upload. It enables anyone and everyone to interact with and connect to these forest projects, and most importantly, the people and communities behind them.
The OFP Explorer showcases what a forest uploads, its location around the world, and how the validation process is going- all powered by blockchain technology. Managing data on a blockchain ensures that data uploads and data validation results are tamper-proof, immutable, and globally-accessible for decades to come. View the validation decision of third-party companies and experts who use their independent technology to verify each forest and cohesively vote on the data validity.
This web-based tool sets the foundation for future engagement and interactivity with local communities and stakeholders on the ground, and takes forest conservation and climate change mitigation to the next level. Forests truly are at your fingertips.
Providing a bird’s eye view of all the forest project data uploaded to the protocol, the Explorer showcases each project’s description, timeline of project duration, the stakeholders and local communities involved, co-benefits, and even specific tree species. Explore different regions and view the progress of forest projects in each area by zooming in and out of the map.
Forests are crucial to the survival of our planet, covering one third of the earth’s land mass, performing vital functions and supporting the livelihoods of 1.6 billion people, according to the United Nations. At Open Forest Protocol, we enable any forest on earth to access free MRV (Measurement, Reporting, and Verification) through a network of independent third-party validators. By making this data transparent and accessible, we hope to inspire change at every level, from local to national governments, climate investing, emission reduction initiatives, and ultimately change the game when it comes to forests and the future of our planet.
Visit https://explorer.openforestprotocol.org to check it out now!