The world’s space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to pool acquired data and share it with scientists around the globe. On the eve of the One Planet Summit organised in the French capital, the space agencies’ chiefs met to discuss climate monitoring from space , including such areas as greenhouse gases, water resource management and the use of satellites during natural disasters.

The countries that adopted the declaration initiated by France were China, Japan, India, Europe, Britain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Romania, Israel, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates. Absent at the talks were the Russian space agency and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).