›Local and regional authorities mitigating and adapting to climate change using satellite services
Climate change is a global reality, but what makes it tangible to the citizens is its local impact and its effect on quality of life and local economies. Similarly, while global measures are needed to adapt to climate change, the solution is , to a large extent, in the hands of local communities. Satellites have been among the first tools that revealed climate change and its impact. Today, the information and services they provide are more accessible than
ever to local communities, and provide adequate tools for risk mitigation measures in floods, forest fires, droughts, coastal erosion etc. Moreover, satel l ites offer eminently apt solutions for adaptation measures, with regard to land surface change, energy management, water security, agriculture and natural resource management, greenhouse gas reduction and others.
This workshop will provide a forum for non-technical exchanges on innovative satellite tools and how these can effectively be implemented locally. Emphasis will be placed on good practice examples and good practice transfer, as well as funding and support for local and regional authorities to have access to these tools.
decision-makers and professionals from local and regional authorities, in charge of development, urban and rural planning, environment, risk, energy, climate change strategy innovation
national and European decision-makers in charge of climate change policies, innovation and regional development
climate change policy experts, adaptation and mitigation specialists
experts and decision-makers from the space community