World’s Space Agencies Unite to Face the Climate Challenge

World’s Space Agencies Unite to Face the Climate Challenge
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With the encouragement of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the French Space Agency (French Space Agency -CNES), for the first time, space agencies in more than 60 countries have their own systems for monitoring human-emitted greenhouse gas emissions. And have agreed to include their satellites for data coordination.

In this context, the COP21 climate conference held in Paris in December last year served as an impetus in this direction. Without satellites, the actual state of global warming is not recognized and would not have been signed after that at the UN Headquarters in New York on April 22, 2016. The 26 variables being monitored across 50 essential climatic variables, including rising sea level, magnitude of sea ice, and concentrations of greenhouse gases in all layers of the atmosphere, can only be measured from space.

The key to effectively implementing the Paris Agreement lies in the ability that nations are fulfilling their commitments to curb greenhouse gas emissions and can only perform this task by satellite. On 3 April 2016, the world’s space agencies invited by ISRO and CNES to New Delhi set up “an independent, international system” to centralize the data received from their satellites orbiting the Earth through the ‘New Delhi Declaration’. Which has officially come into effect from May 16, 2016.

Now they aim to inter-examine the data received from these satellites so that it can be combined and compared over time.

ISRO Chairman Shri Kiran Kumar said that unilateral support of all space agencies is inevitable for the use of space inputs to monitor climate change. He said that satellites observing the Earth are an important means of obtaining measurements of the climate system from a global perspective. He said that ISRO through its thematic series of satellites, is committed to continuously receiving Earth observation data to meet contemporary as well as future needs. ISRO is also associated with CNES, Jaxa and NASA for joint campaigns for climate observation with its advanced equipment.

The Chairman of CNES, Mr. Jean Yves Le Gaulle, said that this is a historical event that reflects the reach beyond the space sector and is a perfect example of success. He said that this can only be achieved through international cooperation. The space agencies, international space community and scientists of more than 60 countries including the world’s leading space powers now have the means for the good of mankind and our planet through which they can express their talent, intelligence and optimism to work in this direction. Can.



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