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EU plans to employ satellites for monitoring climate-driven wildfires and detecting unauthorized logging.

The European Commission, in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), is joining forces to utilize satellites for addressing threats posed by the climate crisis and combating illegal logging in the forests of the European Union (EU).
Under a proposed new law, the EU aims to leverage Copernicus Sentinel satellites to gather comprehensive forest data, enabling proactive measures against challenges such as logging and climate change-induced wildfires. The commission underscores the significance of space-based technology and data in the face of the pressing need for global climate action.
A statement from the ESA emphasizes the crucial role of actionable information in the fight against climate change, supporting knowledge-driven policies and initiatives, and ensuring a balanced approach that aligns with sustainable economic development and societal benefits.
In addition to satellite data, EU member countries would be mandated to monitor on-the-ground trends, including tree volume and the preservation of ancient forest locations.




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  • Rashid Kamau

    12 w

    An excellent way to identify and alert forest owners and managers about events such as wildfires, pest outbreaks, or illegal logging activities.

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    • Peter Kamau

      19 w

      The adoption of advanced tech to monitor the ground situation in real time is very conscious

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      • Princess

        19 w

        @peter_kamau very innovative

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      • johnte ndeto

        20 w

        Atleast early detection will foster fast and timely response towards any possible hazards to the forests

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        • mercy nduta

          20 w

          @johnte_ndeto A great initiative that will protect the forests.

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        • Gorffly mokua

          20 w

          This is a significant step towards mitigation of wild fires and illegal logging!👏💚

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          • George Kariuki

            20 w

            This initiative represents a significant step in using technology to address environmental challenges.

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            • walter lungayi

              20 w

              The use of technology such as satellites can provide valuable data and insights, which can aid in the development of effective strategies for mitigating these environmental issues. However, it is important to ensure that these monitoring efforts are accompanied by effective policy measures and enforcement mechanisms to ensure that they are truly impactful.

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              • Grace Njeri

                20 w

                This is crucial in timely detection of disturbances for effective forest management and protection.

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                • Munene Mugambi

                  20 w

                  This is a good step and it'll provide timely info on such disasters and give better time for response action

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                  • Jane Wangui

                    20 w

                    @munene_mugambi Satellite surveillance will help keep tabs on the illegal activities like logging.This will help protect our forests and homes for the wildlife.

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                  • Princess

                    20 w

                    Wow! This advanced technology can enhance environmental surveillance, aiding in timely response and conservation efforts.

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