Pre-COP and COP26 Discussions: Climate Change Satellite Data Integration

14th Oct 2021
Pre-COP and COP26 Discussions: Climate Change Satellite Data Integration

The Conference of Parties is the supreme decision-making body of the Convention, which reviews and accepts emission inventories and communications submitted by Parties (all 197 nations), and serves as a governing body to ensure that every nation does what is necessary to lower its impact on Climate Change. An informative event, called the Pre-COP, is held every year ahead of the official global summit.

Pre-COP highlighted the importance of satellite technology and its use in Climate Change analysis

The Pre-COP took place between 30th September-2nd October in Milan. The event held talks on Climate Change, current efforts to reduce emissions nationwide and the ever-changing face of our world. The ESA was in attendance at the event, showcasing photography and studies of climate change, as shown from the eye of a satellite.

Satellite technology allows the governing bodies to observe our planet at a much higher pace and frequency than ever before. The recent launches of satellites and the establishment of a constellation have given us the opportunity to expand our global coverage and identify key problems in the fight against climate change and space climate monitoring.

Simonetta Cheli, Head of Strategy, Programme & Coordination Office, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes at ESA, attended the Pre-COP. She commented on the importance of satellite technology and space climate monitoring for a rapidly changing world.

ESA-led expedition documentary movie to be released at COP26

An exclusive documentary will be shown at the global summit. The documentary will show the ravages of Climate Change on the planet as well as the importance of space climate in the years to come. The event will be held at the National Museum of Science and Technology.

The main topic of discussion at the global summit will be the possibility of accelerating actions towards lowering CO2 emissions nationwide, the usage of satellite technology for monitoring space climate change, and future plans for more sustainable infrastructure.

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