Existing satellite technologies could save 5.5 billion tons of CO2 per year, according to reports from the company Inmarsat, in collaboration with Global, the world’s leading sustainability consulting company. This report has determined the amount of carbon per year that three main sectors can save through the use of satellite communication technologies.
From Technicians in the Globe Sustainable Business Study commissioned by Inmarsat “Can Space Help Save the Planet?” According to the report, satellite technologies are already reducing 1.5 billion tonnes of carbon emissions every year. This equates to nearly four times the annual emissions of the entire UK or the lifetime emissions of 50 million cars in 2021.
Demonstrating the potential of space technologies in the race to Net Zero, the report focuses on three industry sectors: transportation and logistics, agriculture, forestry and other land uses, and energy systems. Altogether these account for about 60% of global emissions.
If satellite technologies were universally adopted by these industries, The CO2 savings currently achieved through satellite technologies could almost quadruple to 5.5 billion tonnes per year, As the report states.
In aviation, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) iris technology can save 100 million tons of carbon If adopted throughout the aviation industry, the first aircraft is set to fly by early 2023.
Martin Umran, co-founder and president of EMEA at Globant, said: “As a digitally native company, we are constantly striving to understand and appreciate the role of disruptive technologies in issues that lead to the greater good. are paramount, such as sustainability and the race for the grid.. so this joint effort with INMARSAT is both exciting and impressive for us.At Globant, we are leaders in technology-driven sustainability, and synergy with satellite communications technology is a result. Thought leadership in form provides an unprecedented piece of decarbonisation.”