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Yahsat to showcase climate tech solutions at COP28 in Dubai

Yahsat will represent the UAE space sector at the UAE Space Agency Pavilion, demonstrating its cutting-edge climate tech solutions.

Yahsat is set to unveil its solutions addressing the challenges of global climate change at the upcoming COP28 in Dubai. Collaborating closely with various UAE government entities and international organisations, including the United Nations, Yahsat remains dedicated to delivering advanced, affordable, resilient, and reliable solutions to tackle the pressing issues of global climate change. The company’s satellite capabilities play a crucial role in providing practical climate tech solutions aligned with COP28’s key areas and objectives.

Yahsat will represent the UAE space sector at the UAE Space Agency Pavilion, showcasing its cutting-edge climate tech solutions.

As part of the Tech & Innovation Hub activities on the ‘Nature, Land Use, and Oceans’ thematic day, Yahsat is organising two high-level sessions. These include a panel discussion on the “Role of Technology to Support Ocean Biodiversity and Safety of Fishermen Communities” and a knowledge-sharing session on “Empowering at-risk and Indigenous Communities through Capability Building and Technology for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation.”

Additionally, Yahsat will participate in the Blue Zone panel titled “Digital Connectivity and Technologies for Early Warnings for All Initiative,” focusing on Direct-to-Device (D2D) technologies for early warning systems.

In a panel discussion named “Collapsing Time and Space: Technology and Climate Smart Disaster Response” at the Mubadala Pavilion, Yahsat will share its advanced satellite solutions providing telemedicine and digital learning support for communities in remote locations.

Speaking about the solution, Ali Al Hashemi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat, said: “As an Emirati company with a fleet of five satellites reaching more than 80% of the world’s population, Yahsat is proud to participate in COP28, hosted in the UAE for the first time. COP28 is a significant opportunity to demonstrate space technologies’ critical role in developing climate solutions for the country, the region, and the world. We are already playing an important role in providing state-of-the-art climate-focused technology to mitigate the impact of climate change or adapt for climate resiliency.”

Yahsat is among the first 21 UAE companies supporting the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment’s strategic initiative – the UAE Climate-Responsible Companies Pledge. The company is committed to measuring and disclosing its emissions, developing plans to reduce its carbon footprint, and implementing a decarbonisation pathway to support the UAE Net Zero 2050 Strategic Initiative.