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Space agencies agree on Delhi Declaration to combat climate change

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Unusually high temperatures, melting ice caps, floods – with the Earth facing an unprecedented challenge of climate change. 11 of the world's space agencies have agreed for a coordinated space observatory to monitor climate change. The agreement will be known as Delhi Declaration. The announcement was made at the 10th SPIE Asia Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium. The Delhi Declaration comes close on the heels of the COP21 agreement reached at Paris last year. Earlier in September 2015 a declaration was adopted in Mexico City. The Mexico Declaration highlighted the unique role of satellites in observing and understanding climate and in studying and predicting climate disturbances.