Air pollution causes 7 million deaths worldwide every year and can have a devastating impact on the lives of people affected by respiratory illnesses. By taking measures to reduce air pollution, such as moving towards using zero-emissions vehicles for transport and adopting measures that will lead us towards net zero, we are not only protecting our people but also our planet.
In this virtual event, as the first event in the Catapult’s Year of Climate series, we will explore the question: How can the space industry work together with industries, charities, and individuals to innovate for a cleaner, healthier, safer planet for us all?
We will hear from sustainability directors, innovators, and scientists on what they have learned on their journeys towards net-zero economies, and how they have been able to influence behavioural change in people and society for the planet.
Together, we will consider the role that space-based technologies can play in both monitoring air pollutants and their sources but also enable actionable information to allow us all to make informed decisions that mend our planet.
Join us to explore the changes that we could make as people, organisations, and industries and the likely impact that these changes would have in achieving our ambitious global net-zero goals and protecting our planet for the future.
Dan Wicks, Head of Geospatial Innovation at the Satellite Applications Catapult
|14.35||Perspectives on air quality, net-zero and the climate crisis|
John Carstensen, Mott Macdonald
Camron Scott, PUBLIC
|14.55||How can satellites help businesses reach their net-zero goals and improve air quality?|
Claus Zehner, esa
|15.30||Questions and answers|
About the Year of Climate
This event is the first in series we are calling, “The Year of Climate”.
The Satellite Applications Catapult recognises the importance of the work we do in the fight against climate change and the development of a more sustainable future for our planet. Satellites are uniquely placed to monitor, measure and inform good decisions to eliminate negative climate impacts, and to help mankind repair the effects of human influence on earth. This year, we are leading a wide range of focussed activities which demonstrate the innovative ways satellites can be used in the race against climate change. From monitoring greenhouse gases, sea-level rise, air and sea temperatures, to supporting disaster relief activities, satellites are an increasingly vital part of our shared future. Through our activities, we will stimulate discussion, intervention and create long-lasting partnerships to work together to deliver the commitments made at COP26 in Glasgow. As a business, we are committed to achieving net-zero by 2030, and training and educating our staff on the impact of good environmental practices in all our work.