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Space observation systems. An underused asset in EU and global climate change policy. CEPS Policy Brief No. 245, 28 June 2011

Alessi, Monica and Egenhofer, Christian. (2011) Space observation systems. An underused asset in EU and global climate change policy. CEPS Policy Brief No. 245, 28 June 2011. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    Space-based observation can provide vital data about the impact of climate change, as well as serve as an essential tool for monitoring the progress of actions implemented to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This space-based research can support EU policy on climate change, both domestically and internationally. CEPS researchers Monica Alessi and Christian Egenhofer recommend that the European Union and the member countries of the European Space Agency (ESA) consider expanding the operational capabilities of the ESA to ensure that it has the capacity to produce these valuable data, according to Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) specifications. Such a move would also make a valuable contribution to the international negotiations on climate change and confirm the EU's commitment to fight climate change.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > environmental policy (including international arena)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 09:26
    Number of Pages: 17
    Last Modified: 29 Jun 2011 09:26
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/32100

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