The U.N.’s World Meteorological Organisation has come up with a new Global Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Infrastructure.
About Global Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Infrastructure –
Currently, most GHG monitoring undertaken globally relies heavily on research capabilities and research funding.
The intermittent nature of most research funding and the competitive processes used for its allocation makes sustained global monitoring difficult to achieve.
The proposed Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Infrastructure will establish an internationally coordinated approach to observing network design, and to acquisition, international exchange and use of the resulting observations.
It will engage and closely collaborate with both the broader scientific community, and other UN agencies and international coordination entities involved in GHG monitoring activities.
The WMO’s new platform will integrate space-based and surface-based observing systems, and seek to clarify uncertainties about where GHG emissions end up.
It should result in much faster and sharper data on how the planet’s atmosphere is changing.