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COP26: Connectivity, Space and Digital Technologies for Green Value

On 3 November 2021 (10:00 - 12:00 GMT/11:00 - 13:00 CET), during a webinar by KTN and ESA, you will have the chance to learn about how satellite communication and space assets are providing value to address digital and green objectives.

The Space & Geospatial Virtual Pavilion for COP26 aims to showcase how the use of space data and location intelligence can help us to unlock significant opportunities for businesses and governments to work collaboratively in achieving carbon emission targets and to build solutions across sectors and societal challenges.

Connectivity, Space and Digital Technologies for Green Value

In recent years, there has been a significant drive towards tackling climate and environmental challenges through sustainable development. This push has been underlined by various green initiatives, including the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Green Deal put forward by the European Commission. 

With an estimated potential to cut global emissions by 15% by 2030, connectivity and digital technologies play a key role in enabling  structural transformation of key vertical markets to more responsible and socially inclusive business models, able to deliver positive net socio-economic impact to the society.

Satellite communications and space assets are underpinning such digital and green revolution supporting the achievement of the Green Deal objectives, with fast-track opportunities already identified in key domains such as energy, manufacturing, agriculture and land use, buildings, services, transportation and traffic management.

The presentation will provide insights on:

  • ESA TIA actions to support industry in ESA Member states develop innovative products and services leveraging satellite communications and space technology to contribute sustainable mobility and green value
  • ESA role in catalysing  the roll-out of green services through cross-sectoral cooperation with champion customers, users and early adopters.
  • The opportunities for the upstream /downstream and New Space actors

Please see here for more information and registration. 


  • Space-based Solutions to support decarbonization - Rita Rinaldo, ESA

Sustainable Mobility

  • MUSE: Integrated Sensor Platform for Autonomous Driving - Patrick Henkel, ANavS
  • CoDrive: a solution for Connected Atonomous Vehicles - Xiaolin Meng, Ubipos
  • Tandem: transport sharing service for towns and Small Cities - Tatseng Chiam, Tandem
  • Human Switch: embedding electric vehicles into our transport service - Felix Mackenzie, Kearney
  • Astrocast SatIoT services supporting sustainable mobility - Fabien Jordan, Astrocast

Sustainable cities

  • Digitising Water, Sanitation & Hygiene for Green Cities - Cheryl Hicks, Pacific Institute
  • Using Satellites to Green Our Cities -  Imeshi Weerasinghe, Weo Water
  • HydroNET: supporting urban water management and improving flood resilience -  Maurits Voogt, Hydrologic
  • Mining the air - pollen and air quality - Marianne Amble, Airmine
  • The future of spatial and regenerative finance - Ian Choo, Ekofolio

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12 October 2021
Last updated at 16 November 2021 - 16:55