The UAE Space Agency hosted a workshop on “Going towards the 1.5°C goal” in cooperation with leading agencies in the space sector at the Terra Pavilion at Expo Dubai, with the aim of enhancing cooperation and coordination between the efforts of the agencies and institutions concerned with the space sector in the field of combating climate change, which constitutes a remarkable achievement towards Achieving the goal of limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C. This comes in line with “Road to 28”, the first official event of the COP 28 conference.
Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, Chairman 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. The workshop provided an opportunity to recall our commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation, as it brought together the most prominent stakeholders in the sector to exchange ideas and best practices, and chart a sustainable path towards the future. It is imperative that we continue to focus on collaboration and innovation as we navigate this global challenge.”
For his part, 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 has launched several initiatives, including the strategic initiative to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, which reflects its focus on sustainability and environmental preservation. . In line with this trend, the Emirates Space Agency has also launched initiatives, projects and missions to ensure that we fulfill our duty to support the UAE’s march towards sustainability.
And a commitment to support efforts to combat climate change.” 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 UAE Space Agency launched several initiatives, including the Space Data Park, which is a digital platform for collecting and providing space data for scientists, researchers, government and private institutions, startups and community members with the aim of developing software and finding solutions to meet national and global challenges, and the space data analysis platform that Focusing on climate change, food security and environmental monitoring. The agency also launched the SAS Space Applications Program and collaborated with companies including Pharmin, Bayanat and 4Earth Intelligence to support its efforts to combat the effects of climate change.
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