Climate change is the greatest environmental issue of our time. Tackling the problem requires individuals, businesses, communities and countries to recognise and understand physical climate hazards, inherent climate risks and associated impacts and take deliberate steps to mitigate and work alongside such risks.
Climate Adaptation shall be central to new mitigation and resilience strategies against frequent and intense hazards, including heat waves, drought, storms, flooding, water scarcity, wildfires and their cumulative effects. Whilst climate adaptation is urgent, efforts must also focus on achieving UK NetZero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050 to prevent further increases in warming and hazards risk.
Effectively responding to the socioeconomic impacts of physical climate risks shall see the integration of climate risk into all aspects of governmental and commercial decision-making.
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”
María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the United Nations General Assembly, at the COP 24 in Katowice Poland
Effectively responding to climate change, observations, measurement and predictions of climate change and associated proxies is critical. Satellites and earth-observation, data analytics offer essential services in this domain by providing routine, systematic, high-quality quantitative data for the world. Without inputs provided by satellites, environmentalists and scientists cannot understand, analyse and predict the impact of climate change, and decision-makers and policymakers will not be able to formulate effective commercial and societal strategies around adaptation and resilience.
Telespazio UK supports stakeholders to better understand physical climate risks, strengthen efforts to move towards NetZero, and adapt to mitigate against natural disasters.