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Published: 2011

Space and climate change: use of space-based technologies in the United Nations system

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This report by the World Meteorological Organization sets out the importance of global observing systems, including space-based systems, in gauging the various threats resulting from climate change. It explains how the UN uses the information provided by space-based technologies in monitoring the climate system and supports decision making on adaptation, prediction and mitigation. The report includes sections on global observing systems, the relevant activities of UN organisations, as well as those of organisations outside the UN system.
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