Space, Climate Change, and International Cooperation

When: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 ET

The need for accurate and precise data on the current state of the planet has never been more urgent. Space is playing an increasingly important role in enabling us to monitor and tackle climate change, helping the global community gain a better picture of the urgency to take action. 

The Secure World Foundation and the British Embassy co-hosted a webinar delving into this timely topic. It focused on the applications of space technologies, such as satellites, to help track climate change on Earth and provide critical data for scientists and policy makers, how space will fit into 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) being held in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021, and the UK’s overall global leadership in climate action. The event also underscored the imperative to work through multilateral fora and international agreements to address this global priority.

Panel Participants:

Video welcome/announcement from Ian Annett, Acting CEO, UKSA

Moderator: Krystal Azelton, Director of Space Applications Program, Secure World Foundation

Speakers (bios):

  • Ray Fielding, Head of International Partnerships Programme, UKSA
  • Ian Pilling, Director of Consulting Services, CGI
  • John Remedios, Director, UK National Centre for Earth Observation
  • Gavin Schmidt, Senior Climate Advisor, NASA
  • Briony Turner, Climate Services Development Manager, Space4Climate

Click here for a transcript of the event. 

Last updated on September 30, 2021