ESA at COP25
03 December 2019
The European parliament declared a climate emergency ahead of the latest UN COP25 Climate Change Conference taking place over the next two weeks in Madrid. The 12-day summit will focus on encouraging governments to increase their commitments to combatting climate change.
ESA is present highlighting the vital importance of observing our changing world from space and showing how data from satellites play a critical role in underpinning climate policy.
With more evidence of the impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events and the highest emissions of greenhouse gases, this year's COP25 is referred to as the ‘Time for Action' COP owing to the need for all countries to expand their commitments to limit global warming.
With more than 20 000 participants from governments, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies and NGOs participating, COP25 will be one of the most important events leading to the defining year 2020 – when many nations will submit new climate action plans.