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UNOOSA launches a report on International efforts using Space for Climate Action

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) launched a new mapping exercise on the international efforts using space technologies and applications to support climate adaptation, mitigation, monitoring and resilience. The report, written with the support of the UK Space Agency, aims at “understanding the landscape of key intergovernmental coordination bodies using space technology to support climate action at the global level”.

The Global Development Assistance Programme team was contacted during the early preparations of the report which features relevant ESA efforts such as GDA and its precursor Earth Observation for Sustainable Development (EO4SD), the Climate Change Initiative, and ESA’s partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Moreover, the World Bank Group and its strategic partnership with ESA are highlighted on several aspects, including a reference to ESA’s role in supporting the Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) through EO4SD and to the dedicated cooperation with the Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) team.