The WEF cited, among other things, that UAE was No.1 globally in "Environmental Health", which determines the presence of air and water pollution, sanitation, and risk of infectious disease; ranked 2nd globally in "Water Resources" and 10th in "Climate & Energy". It also ranks 5th globally in terms of greenhouse gas emissions per capita.
This high rank reflects how COP28 is taking place in an environment that is very conducive to COP 28. As a result, there will be less discomfort and inconvenience for delegates attending COP 28, translating into better COP28 outcomes.
Some of the reasons why COP28 is taking place at such a high level of readiness include:
Environmental scientists are increasingly using drones to monitor the ever-changing landscape. The value of drones is the ability to deliver precise data on demand- and this process can even be automated. Drones have been successfully implemented in areas such as documenting melting glaciers and monitoring patterns of wildlife movement.
Previous Climate Change Conferences like COP 21 in Paris and others used drones to help cut down the conference's carbon footprint. Drones helped map out the area or venue, which enabled contractors to use resources sparingly and efficiently while ensuring the final build's reliability. Since COP 21, drones have gone through numerous improvements, and their awesome power stands to benefit the ecosystem at large rather than just helping cut down the carbon footprint of a singular build.
Drones can greatly improve the world's ability to measure and combat climate change by providing needed data on how different species respond. Drones offer a cost-effective solution for collecting large amounts of data over long periods of time as well as covering inaccessible terrain. These aerial vehicles also reduce the amount of time scientists spend on collecting data by hand, allowing them to concentrate their efforts on more pressing issues. Drones are also more efficient than crewed flights as they can provide thorough coverage of an area at a fraction of the cost.
Drones are much more efficient in terms of time and finances. Drones can help us map our world, understand the implications of climate change and make the right changes to protect our planet.
The road to sustainability is undoubtedly led by drone technology. Most of them are battery-powered and hence can be powered by sustainable energy sources. The data they capture can help environmental scientists understand and create a roadmap to fighting climate change. Drones offer a cost-effective solution for collecting large amounts of data over long periods of time as well as covering inaccessible terrain. But the more significant benefit is the accuracy and efficiency of drone data— this enables researchers to concentrate their efforts on the pressing issue of climate change and how to best use the data to combat it.
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