Great report on "GHG Monitoring from Space: A mapping of capabilities across public, private and hybrid satellite missions" by Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Climate TRACE, and the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC). The report provides an overview of public, private and hybrid satellite missions capable of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions monitoring. It shows that EO data plays a key role in supporting policy makers, regulators and the private sector to meet their net zero targets. More importantly, innovation is driving the development of more capable and precise commercial satellites for GHG emissions monitoring. Linking emissions directly to their sources will provide transparency and accountability to accelerate climate action.
"Earth Observation (EO), notably satellite-based EO, is recognized as the most powerful tool to provide a synoptic monitoring and reporting on Earth's changing climate over time. As part of the evolution of EO, the private sector has taken on an increasingly important role, particularly concerning point-source monitoring by identifying emission sources and their hotspots or leaks. Numerous private sector and hybrid missions are currently in development, which will further drive innovation and new findings in the field."