DateJanuary 10, 2024
12:30-14:00 EST

Planet was founded in 2010 to make earth-observing satellites cheaper, smaller, quicker, and more updatable. Today, the company is a publicly traded B Corporation with 1,000 employees, the largest fleet of earth observation satellites, and a commitment to using space to help life on Earth. Planet’s Impact team leads mission-aligned programs for science, biodiversity, forests and land use, climate, disaster response, food security, and ethics. Planet is a member of the World Bank Data Partnership and is building digital public goods in support of the Global Biodiversity Framework and the Paris Agreement.

This presentation described Planet’s programs, products, and partnerships in these realms, and provided an opportunity to discuss future exchanges, alignment, and collaboration. The discussion went into detail about Planet's constellations and analytics (Amy), and provided more information about mission-aligned solutions for forests and land use (Flávia), climate and food security (Melissa), and biodiversity and conservation (Amy).


  • Opening remarks and introduction
    • Mohamed Bakarr, Lead Environmental Specialist, GEF Secretariat
  • Presentation by Planet Labs PBC’s Impact team
    • Amy Rosenthal, Senior Global Director for Conservation Initiatives
    • Flávia De Souza Mendes, Program Manager of Forest and Land Use
    • Melissa Rosa, Impact Program Manager
  • Q&A moderated by Mohamed Bakarr
  • Discussant and closing remarks by Geeta Batra, Chief Evaluator and Deputy Director for Evaluation at the GEF Independent Evaluation Office