mundialis participated in COP23
The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place this year in Bonn, Germany, from 6th to 17th of November. The mundialis team had the opportunity to attend COP 23 allowing us to gain an overarching overview over the different activities and players on climate change resilience and mitigation efforts.
There were two zones at the conference venue: the Bula zone and the Bonn zone. While the former was mainly for climate negotiations of the parties of UNFCCC, in the latter exhibitions and side events took place.
The Earth Observation sector was also present and it is contributing as part of the providers of the measurement techniques of the different environmental variables defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Specifically, Earth Observation provides tools to measure and monitor the progress of the different allocated efforts to mitigate climate change. From the Earth observation institutions, among others the Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI), European Space Agency (ESA) and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), were present.
Several side events about various topics were very appealing and interesting and allowed an inspiring discussion and opinion share. Whether forest, energy, water, education, intelligent agriculture or climate finance – mundialis saw its core competences in the center of discourse. Along with land use and land cover planning services, mundialis as an Earth Observation service provider is able to contribute to land restoration and conservation efforts.
mundialis, with its philosophy of “open data with free software”, is also willing to contribute to the capacity strengthening efforts to handle and develop the use of Earth observation data and related technologies, to well manage our planet and for a better sustainable decision making.