Symposium: "Space Applications for Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action"

The 2020 UN/Austria Symposium "Space Applications for Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action" takes place from 1-3 September. It discusses how space technologies support climate action.

Our partners EARSC, EURISY will provide insight for the e-shape project and Spanish Geological Survey will present the disaster showcase.

Climate action is one of the most pressing priorities for action within the Sustainable Development Goals framework. Earth observation is an essential tool to monitor these changes: out of the 50 essential climate change variables, 26 can only be measured from space. Space technologies can contribute significantly to global efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change. This becomes evident when mapping contributions of space-based technologies to the SDGs: out of the 169 SDG targets, 65 are reliant on geolocation or Earth observation.

The event aims to showcase concrete climate action cases through demonstrations of applications using space solutions. Users of space applications present lessons learnt and experts discuss the role of space applications in climate-related policies.

Specific policy discussions enable exchange of experiences and know-how on how to incorporate space applications and tools for climate action in environmental policy. The overarching objective of the Symposium is to offer users, with particular focus on developing countries, an opportunity to explore tools, policies, and approaches that could be adopted in their respective regional, national or local context.


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