Energy is recognized as a key enabler for sustainable development, and the transition toward clean and sustainable sources of energy is regarded as one of the greatest challenges in the upcoming decades. Space technology such as Earth observation and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) offer insights into locations of renewable energy infrastructure, forecast environmental impacts of energy use, and support timing and synchronization of energy fields, playing a critical role in developing solutions for universal access to energy, improvements in energy efficiency, and increased share of renewable energy.
- Examples of projects aimed at increasing capacity for the utilization of Earth Observation data among utility providers and support of renewable energy powered electricity grids
- Demonstrate the role of space technology as an effective observation-based renewable energy policy planning tool for monitoring global energy needs
- Highlight potential technical barriers that limit the operational use of Earth observations by decision makers
- Examples of collaboration and coordination between agencies and organizations working on SDG 7