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Stay up to date on the latest insights and news from the Climate TRACE coalition as we share new data and reports meant to help the global community make meaningful climate action faster and easier.
Climate TRACE Releases First Comprehensive, Independent Database of Global Greenhouse Gas EmissionsSep 16, 2021
Climate TRACE Releases First Comprehensive, Independent Database of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The inventory, which spans the years 2015–2020, reveals striking insights about recent emissions trends across 10 sectors and 38 subsectors of the global economy..
Beyond Paris And Countries’ Territorial Waters And AirspaceSep 16, 2021
Beyond Paris And Countries’ Territorial Waters And Airspace
In recent years, transportation has emerged as the fastest-growing source of GHG emissions worldwide. During the period 2015–2020, Climate TRACE data shows that the shipping and aviation sectors together emitted nearly 11 billion tonnes of CO2e, making them the 5th largest emitter in the world when excluding land use..
Getting A Clearer Picture Of Emissions From Major Oil And Gas CountriesSep 16, 2021
Getting A Clearer Picture Of Emissions From Major Oil And Gas Countries
The oil and gas sector is responsible for a large share of human-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: Climate TRACE data shows that more than 11 percent of emissions come from the production and refining of oil and gas..
Data project backed by Al Gore aims for real-time emissions monitoringSep 16, 2021
Data project backed by Al Gore aims for real-time emissions monitoring
A technology and academic coalition backed by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore was set to unveil on Thursday data showing fossil fuel producers' previously unrecorded greenhouse gas emissions, and growing pollution from shipping and aviation. Other details about the precise sources of climate change are also shown in the material by Climate TRACE, drawing on data from satellites and high-level computer analysis..
Satellites may hold countries to their Paris pledgesMay 12, 2021
Satellites may hold countries to their Paris pledges
Environmental agreements are hard to enforce without independently verified data. But the availability of high-quality satellite imagery — combined with advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning — allows for real-time monitoring of carbon emissions, deforestation and other activities..
A wave of carbon emissions data soon will be upon usFeb 09, 2021
A wave of carbon emissions data soon will be upon us
A radical increase in available carbon emissions data may be just around the corner. Should it happen within a matter of months as proponents hope, its effects will spread around the world to dramatic effect..
Al Gore: Where I Find Hope - NY Times OpedDec 12, 2020
Al Gore: Where I Find Hope - NY Times Oped
In November of next year, all of the signatories to the Paris Agreement will meet in Glasgow with a mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions much faster than they pledged to do in 2015. What will be new in Glasgow is transparency..
Why We Must ALL Invest In Solutions To Save Our PlanetNov 25, 2020
Why We Must ALL Invest In Solutions To Save Our Planet
Make no mistake about it, carbon accounting is the new sustainability. And thanks to innovators like Climate TRACE, which uses AI and satellites to pinpoint both quantity and sources of human-caused emissions, greenwashing will be a thing of the past..
What ML practitioners are doing about climate changeSep 11, 2020
What ML practitioners are doing about climate change
Last year, WattTime received a grant from Google.org’s AI Impact Challenge to see whether computer vision can track power plant emissions outside the U.S. from satellite imagery. In July, WattTime joined nine organizations and Al Gore to form Climate Trace, a group that wants to trace global emissions in major sectors of the economy, like power plants and shipping..
Climate TRACE to track real-time global carbon emissionsAug 16, 2020
Climate TRACE to track real-time global carbon emissions
Combating climate change faces big challenges even beyond those that many people think about much. For instance, carbon emissions are not tracked as they happen, so policy makers and the public don’t know who’s polluting, when, and how much. That makes international agreements, like the Paris Climate agreement, tough to verify. That could soon change..
Tracking climate data in real timeJul 20, 2020
Tracking climate data in real time
Climate TRACE, an alliance of climate research groups, is developing a new tracker using artificial intelligence that would allow the public to access international climate data in real time. They hope to have it ready to unveil at the COP26 climate change meetings in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021..
Real Time Emissions Data Is Finally Coming, Thanks to Al Gore's New CoalitionJul 16, 2020
Real Time Emissions Data Is Finally Coming, Thanks to Al Gore's New Coalition
With all the alarming climate data out there, you’d think there’s some magical entity diligently measuring greenhouse gas emissions every second of every day — but the reality is, a lot of that data is simply estimates. To clear up the ambiguity and controversy surrounding emissions data reporting, a group of nine climate and tech groups and former Vice President Al Gore have come together to form the Climate TRACE coalition..
How a New Effort to Trace Emissions, Led by Al Gore, Could Reshape Climate TalksJul 16, 2020
How a New Effort to Trace Emissions, Led by Al Gore, Could Reshape Climate Talks
Historically, there’s been no way for third parties to directly gather data on the greenhouse gas emissions of both public and private entities. Now, a new coalition of nine climate and technology organizations calling themselves Climate Trace say they have used satellite data, artificial intelligence and other technology to track greenhouse-gas emissions from across the globe remotely..
The entire world’s carbon emissions will finally be trackable in real timeJul 16, 2020
The entire world’s carbon emissions will finally be trackable in real time
One of the challenges in managing the greenhouse gas emissions warming the atmosphere is that they aren’t measured very well. The ultimate solution to this problem — the killer app, as it were — would be real-time tracking of all global greenhouse gases, verified by objective third parties, and available for free to the public..
We Can Solve the Climate Crisis by Tracing Pollution Back to Its SourcesJul 15, 2020
We Can Solve the Climate Crisis by Tracing Pollution Back to Its Sources
Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States, and Gavin McCormick, founder and executive director of WattTime, talk about the purpose and vision behind Climate TRACE.
Climate Groups Will Combine AI and Satellites to Monitor GHG Emissions WorldwideJul 15, 2020
Climate Groups Will Combine AI and Satellites to Monitor GHG Emissions Worldwide
Nine nonprofits, tech companies, and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore announce ‘Climate TRACE’ coalition to build upon unprecedented technical breakthroughs to actively identify, measure, and trace all significant human-caused GHG emissions to their sources.
This Al Gore-supported project uses AI to track the world’s emissions in near real timeJul 15, 2020
This Al Gore-supported project uses AI to track the world’s emissions in near real time
As the world tries to figure out how to flatten the climate curve—cutting global emissions in half by the end of the decade, and reaching net-zero emissions by the middle of the century—one challenge is how to track current emissions from every power plant, farm, and other source on the planet. A new project called the Climate TRACE Coalition plans to use satellite imagery and AI to ....
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