Around 4,000 people from all over the region and many other countries participated in the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) that heard calls for more ambition and stronger collaboration among all levels of government, the private sector and civil society to implement the national climate plans (known as Nationally Determined Contribution, or "NDCs") and to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS) released the report “A Constellation Architecture For Monitoring Carbon Dioxide And Methane From Space” (https://goo.gl/ekD6Ex) in October 2018.
During the COP 24 international climate negotiations, a friend of IG3IS’ at Data-Driven Yale, and their partners at the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness co-hosted the official launch of the Urban Environment and Social Inclusion (UESI) Index in Katowice, Poland.
This Tuesday at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24), IG3IS and UNFCCC hosted a joint side event entitled “Innovative atmospheric observation-based tools to support climate mitigation action." This event intended to introduce the COP community to the benefits that IG3IS provides national, urban, and private stakeholders through top down assessment of mitigation action.
This week, IG3IS hosted its first Symposium and User Summit on 13 - 15 November in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting brought together key users from a number of different sectors in order to engage in three-day dialogue with technical developers of IG3IS information.
IG3IS is pleased to officially announce that registration for the first IG3IS Symposium and User Summit is open to the public. Limited seats are available, so register now with this form to reserve a spot! Financial assistance is available but it is limited. Registration officially closes on 26 October. For more information, read our symposium concept below.
Following the completion of the successful IG3IS/TRANSCOM meeting this week, IG3IS hosted a meeting for its science team members working on urban and subnational projects which was open to all participants from the IG3IS/TRANSCOM meeting. This gathering was used to discuss the first IG3IS Symposium and User Summit, and the possibility of IG3IS publications focused on what the team has learned with IG3IS pilot projects thus far.
Following this morning’s panel discussion aimed at developing strategies for engaging stakeholders, Dr. Thomas Lauvaux of the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement - Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (LSCE-IPSL) and Dr. Sander Houweling of the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON) led a discussion on implementing these strategies through IG3IS’ cross-cutting activities.