How EO data supports UN COP climate negotiations

In this video, four leading scientists on climate science and policy discuss the crucial role of satellite Earth observation data in supporting international climate negotiations, including the COP21 climate summit that took place in Paris in November/December 2015. Here they explain how satellites provide the basic data and long-term monitoring upon which our understanding of the climate and our ability to implement effective climate policy are based.

Featured experts:

  • Dr Stephen Briggs

  • Professor Konrad Steffen

  • Professor Anny Cazenave

  • Dr Kanta Kumari Rigaud

With thanks to Cité de l’Espace, Toulouse and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL).

(This video was first produced for a special run of this course which ran to coincide with the COP21 summit that took place in Paris in November/December 2015)

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