This analytical report describes how United Nations organizations use the information provided by space-based technologies to monitor the Earth’s climate system and support decision-making about climate change adaptation, prediction and mitigation, including addressing the needs identified under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It also provides an overview of the global observing systems co-sponsored by several United Nations organizations and the International Council for Science that coordinate Earth observations on behalf of United Nations Member States. United Nations organizations are making full use of space-based technologies in order to build a safer, better world for all. This document also aims to provide a clear understanding of how these technologies are enhancing our ability to manage planet Earth and to address the critical challenges that we are facing.

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Organization: WMO, FAO, ITU, UNECA, UNEP, UNESCO, WFP, WHO, UNOOSA, The International Council for Science

Topics: Science, Adaptation, Mitigation, Technology, Capacity Development

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2011

Language: English