Using Satellites to Track Carbon Emissions Is On the Horizon click button

Using Satellites to Track Carbon Emissions Is On the Horizon

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer

Soon it will be possible to precisely track carbon emissions anywhere on the planet by satellite.  Carbon Mapper, a new nonprofit, plans to launch its first two satellites in 2023, which they hope will be joined by a “constellation” of other satellites two years later. 

Why This Matters: These satellites would be able to detect methane and carbon emissions, giving people a potent tool to hold emitters accountable — just like pollution monitors on the ground might.

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US Climate Negotiator Back For More: Sue Biniaz

US Climate Negotiator Back For More: Sue Biniaz

As Former Secretary of State John Kerry looked to assemble an all-star team to support him in his new Climate Special Envoy role, there was one person he wanted by his side — Sue Biniaz.  The Former Deputy Legal Adviser at the State Department, who left the agency after the Trump administration took office, knows the Paris Agreement inside and out.

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The Paris Agreement at 5: A Global Commitment

The Paris Agreement at 5: A Global Commitment

When the Paris Agreement was ratified in 2015, it marked the first truly global agreement to address human-caused climate change. The agreement required 195 countries to come together and hammer out issues that historically plagued climate negotiations.

Why this Matters: It’s not an overstatement to say how we tackle global climate change determines the future health and stability of the planet.

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Steyer Outlines Robust International Climate Plan

Steyer Outlines Robust International Climate Plan

As Climate Week drew to an end on Friday, Tom Steyer announced a detailed plan for restoring U.S. leadership on climate change globally if he were to be elected President, including a “Global Green New Deal Fund” of $200 billion over 10 years.  Steyer said he will “prioritize strong working relationships with allies and potential […]

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