The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference – or COP26 – is this year being hosted by the UK, in partnership with Italy. The climate talks will bring together over 190 heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change.
Space is playing an increasing role in enabling us to monitor and tackle climate change and other forms of environmental damage, including deforestation. The UK Space Agency coordinates and funds the civil satellite programmes including for observing the Earth.
Since 2016, the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme has grant-funded 43 projects in 47 developing countries, where the majority have a direct or indirect impact on climate change. To highlight their climate-related work, each project has been tagged according to the five COP26 themes. You can find more information about COP here: https://ukcop26.org/