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“Emirates Space” is moving towards the goal of 1.5 degrees Celsius

  • Sarah Al Amiri: We cannot ignore the impact of climate change on our planet

Dubai: «Gulf»

In line with “Road to 28”; The first official event of the “COP 28” conference, the Emirates Space Agency hosted a workshop entitled “Going towards the 1.5°C goal”, in cooperation with leading bodies in the space sector, with the aim of enhancing cooperation and coordination between the efforts of the concerned bodies and institutions in the space sector in the field of combating climate change. , which constitutes a remarkable achievement towards achieving the goal of limiting the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Sarah bint Youssef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Space Agency, said: “We cannot ignore the impact of climate change on our planet and all of humanity, and it is the responsibility of all of us to take serious steps to mitigate its effects on us, and the workshop provided an opportunity to recall With our commitment to sustainability and preserving the environment; It brought together the most prominent stakeholders in the sector to exchange ideas and best practices, and chart a sustainable path towards the future.

Salem Butti Al Qubaisi, Director General of the Emirates Space Agency, said: “The UAE government has made sustainability and environmental preservation one of its top priorities, as it launched many initiatives, including the strategic initiative to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. In line with this direction, the agency launched initiatives, projects and missions to ensure that we fulfill our duty.” and commitment to support efforts to combat climate change.

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The workshop provided an opportunity for the most prominent experts in the space sector and stakeholders to discuss the sector’s role in the “COP 28” conference, global health indicators, and confronting changes through research and development. It also included a training workshop on the use of application programming interfaces and satellite images.

During the “COP 27” conference, the Emirates Space Agency launched several initiatives, including the space data aggregator, the space data analysis platform that focuses on climate change, food security and environmental monitoring, and the “SAS” program for space applications.