TomorrowNow’s Executive Director Georgina Campbell Flatter delivered a TED Style talk at COP27 about the opportunity to leverage space-based technologies to mitigate climate change.
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt – TomorrowNow’s Executive Director Georgina Campbell Flatter delivered a TED Style talk about the opportunity to leverage space-based technologies to help countries mitigate the effects of climate change.
Themed “Leveraging Next Gen Space and Weather for Zero Hunger and Climate Action ”, the event was convened at the COP27 Israel Pavilion by the State of Israel through Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It brought together different stakeholders from both public and private sectors to showcase some of the innovations that are being used to help countries and communities deal with the effects of climate change.
In her presentation, our Executive Director highlighted the TomorrowNow partnership with the Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) that is leveraging Tomorrow.io’s weather assets to enable smallholder farmers in East Africa make informed decisions for increased farm-level productivity and profitability in a changing climate.
“Weather variability & extremes are the heart of suffering that’s triggered by climate change, but weather innovations will help us manage weather and climate risks” – Georgina Campbell Flatter (Executive Director, TomorrowNow.org).
Tomorrow.io’s ongoing space program is on a path to revolutionize how the world is going to predict weather, especially rainfall, at a time when it is most critical. TomorrowNow’s nonprofit efforts will ensure that such private sector-led space based technologies are going to benefit last mile users such as farmers.
The ongoing partnership with KALRO is already reaching more than a million farmers with agri-weather advisories, and a recent announcement at COP27 is going to scale this impact even further.
To learn more, watch a recording of the TED Style talk HERE (Timestamp: 1:10:22).