We launched Lens with the goal of helping accelerate the pace and scale of conservation impact – and yesterday’s announcement from our partner Apple that they are doubling their Restore Fund investment to $400 million is a truly exciting step in that direction.
Over the past year, we’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Space Intelligence, a provider of carbon and habitat maps, to support Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) for Apple’s Restore Fund.
Apple and its partners are able to use Lens and Space Intelligence’s data in order to screen new potential projects and gain a closer understanding of the history of the landscape. They can also check in on progress on projects they’ve already invested in, and target field visits accordingly. We love seeing our partners like Apple leverage the power of remote sensing - quickly and easily evaluating projects across continents, generating reports to share with partners, and planning for future investment.
We’re thrilled to support Apple’s strong and growing commitment to sustainability and excited to see what this next chapter of the Restore Fund will bring. You can view the full story in Apple’s Newsroom - worth a read! 👏