Potential of Earth Observation in the process of Action Plan Development

Short Description

Low Carbon Action Plans are planning instruments to develop measures and actions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions of cities and urban agglomerations.

At present the challenge in the development of Low Carbon Action Plans for Cities in the third world is caused by a lack of reliable information supporting the consistency of the status quo analysis as well as enabling a smooth transition from the status quo analysis to the development and prioritization of measures.

In particular Action Plan development for determined urban areas requires a spatial framework, including information on urban land cover and urban structure as well as on changes in the spatial composition of cities.

In this regard the objective of this project is to prove the feasibility of Earth Observation derived information products to support the status quo analysis and the development of appropriate measures for Low Carbon Action Plans.

Project Partners


AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

Contact Address

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
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A-1210 Vienna
E-mail: office@ait.ac.at
Tel.: +43 50550-0