Researchers have developed a model that can calculate individual countries’ carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel burning using observations from space. These new results could be put to use within the Earth observation program Copernicus when these satellites will be launched into space in the upcoming years.
At the COP26 climate summit, the nations of the world agreed on a new document that for the first-ever time mentions and talks about the phasing of fossil fuels and no renewable energy sources. This also reiterates the Paris Agreement’s 1.5-degree target. To reach this amazing goal, a big reduction in CO2 emissions is highly required. Today, individual states report their own carbon dioxide emissions based on the activity data such as energy use. The accuracy of these estimates varies depending on the quality of the activity.
In the future, there are plans to establish a global system based on independent satellite measurements. In a new study created and published in the Environmental Research Letters, scientists and researchers at Lund University among others have studied and investigated the potential of these satellite-based measurements.
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By Sri Nihal Tammana