Climate TRACE is a data-based project which claims to discover previously unrecorded GHG emissions, mainly from shipping and aviation. The project draws on data from satellites from different countries and complex computer analysis. Ex-USA President Al Gore who is behind this project claims that the data it will provide, will benefit about 100 countries that have little or no access to data about the most polluting sectors.
Climate TRACE has been specifically designed to track real-time atmospheric carbon emissions. The news of this project arrives in the lead-up to COP26 scheduled for later this year and claims to be an important instrument in achieving ‘net-zero’ goals. Satellite data providers to the project include Planet Labs Inc, NASA, and the Japan Aerospace Exploratory Agency.