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The ESA Climate Office Attends the UNFCCC’s COP-22

The 22nd session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP), held in Marrakech, Morocco, came to a successful close at the end of last week. The ESA Climate Office attended this COP session, with a stand in the Exhibition hall.

At the end of the first week, on Friday 11th November, the heads of the space agencies in attendance held a meeting in the Moroccan pavilion, organised by Morocco’s Royal Centre for Remote Sensing (CRTS), the Royal Centre for Space Studies and Research (CRERS) and the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES). The session brought together the heads of space agencies from countries all over the world (inc. Morocco, Germany, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Mexico and Norway) as well as the President of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) and the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). Here, the space agencies reiterated resolve to support international efforts to implement the Paris agreement. The head of the ESA Climate Office, Pascal Lecomte, presented on behalf of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) and showcased the work produced by ESA’s CCI programme (see link).

For more information, please see ESA’s Space For Our Climate news item.