Through our network and projects we assess how business, society and public affairs contribute to climate change. But more importantly, we identify practices that lead to more carbon emissions and work within the productivity space to help businesses accomplish more while being more eco-friendly. Currently, this is done through sustainable and resilient planning of supply chains and how forecasting technologies using space data (Earth Observation) can inform ground-based staff on supply and demand. We envision this to lower the number of vehicles on the road to meet supply targets, avoid wastage of products that would need to be disposed (loss in products means the input of carbon does not match the benefit to the public), develop better business continuity planning during emergencies, and manage better planned shipments. We hope that through these technologies, we go further in advising businesses on more environmentally friendly transit routes, while also highlighting affected routes that would lead the aforementioned loss in products or supply disruptions.
In the whole climate change space, we specialise in minimising the effects of climate variability on society, health and food security. Working with our project collaborators, Kapsule and HR Wallingford, we aim to showcase how climate is becoming more unpredictable, but there are ways to use space data to better understand weather patterns and unlock ways to move forward through a changing world. A private initiative called NotSight Research will create the stage on how we have to act now to change how our businesses work and navigate through societal, political, and environmental challenges.
Targets identified by our Collaboration Partners
1. Governments to allocate financial incentives for the reduction of carbon emissions and/or tax major carbon producers. Use of levies on poor environmental and carbon industries to provide funding for investment in research, innovation and capital kick-starters to cleaner and greener alternatives.
2. Promote technological innovation to develop better responses as part of the efforts to tackle climate change using the ‘provider gets’ principle, instead of the ‘polluter pays’, the latter which encourages paying off pollution without proper management of it.
3. We want it recognised that climate change doesn’t limit what we can achieve as global economy. What limits us is believing that we, as individuals, cannot make a difference. And what businesses need to recognise and better plan for is variability in consumer habits and climates.
4. Create an equitable system to monitor the international full life cycle of the ethical and carbon footprint on products and services so that consumers can more easily make ethically informed choices.
In summary, we envision wider public access to data, enable citizen scientists and innovators to research and develop new and better ways to work with nature in order to increase our resilience and restore our ecosystems.