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16 November 2018

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The GEO-XV Plenary and GEO Week 2018 took place in Japan from 27 October to 2 November 2018, at the International Conference Center in Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.

Signed at this same location on 11 December 1997, the Kyoto Protocol was an international treaty that extended the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits state parties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As such, it provided the perfect setting to discuss the progress made by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in improving the availability, access and use of Earth observation for a sustainable planet, with a focus on the three GEO engagement priorities:

  • the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • the Paris Agreement
  • the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Source: Earth Online

Image credit: European Commission and ESA - GEOSS Platform