Space and Climate Change

The 8 th open informal session on "Space and climate change" was held on 18 March 2011 in Geneva in conjunction with the 31st session of the United Nation Inter-Agency Meeting on Outer Space Activities.

The session was organized by the Office for Outer Space Affairs  in cooperation the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The session featured presentations made by representatives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

Online presentations

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC): "Developments under the UNFCCC of relevance to global climate observations - including from space"
World Meteorological Organization (WMO): "Monitoring climate from Space"
International Telecommunication Union (ITU): "ITU activity for Space Science Services"
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): "TIGER programme: Towards an African Water Observation System"
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA): "Developing Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in Africa: A cooperative Geospatial information Management process"

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