The Tomorrow Companies, Inc is excited to attend COP27 next month from November 6th – 18th in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Representation and announcements will include both Tomorrow.io and TomorrowNow.org.
Who will be attending COP27?
- Shimon Elkabetz, Co-founder and CEO at Tomorrow.io
- Rei Goffer, Co-founder and CSO at Tomorrow.io
- Itai Zlotnik, Co-founder and CCO at Tomorow.io
- Omer Tunis, Director of ESG and Sustainability at Tomorrow.io
- Georgina Campbell Flatter, Director at TomorrowNow.org
- Asiedua Amoah, Strategy and Operations at TomorrowNow.org
The team will have an on-the-ground presence throughout the duration of the conference
Why are we going to COP27?
Climate adaptation. As a major pillar for the conference this year, climate adaptation is one of the global fundamental problems we are helping solve. As a planet, we are currently on pace to lose the war against weather today and climate tomorrow.
But this is not a doom and gloom story!
Climate resilience is the most powerful solution we have for humanity to succeed in the next era of climate, and the primary driver powering climate resilience is weather intelligence.
(While we are incredibly excited about carbon zero and removal programs, the part of the puzzle we are focused on is climate adaptation, because even if our climate stays exactly the same as it is today we can all agree that’s still one very volatile climate presenting significant challenges to everyday life).
What will we be talking about at COP27?
There are so many inspiring initiatives going on across both Tomorrow.io and TomorrowNow.org, however, they all roll up into 3 major initiatives.
- Global early warning systems: Every street, town, village, city, state, country, government, continent is struggling to rapidly adapt to the growing impact of both weather and air quality. From the day-to-day impact to major storm threats, we as a planet need a better solution. We are currently lacking in “early enough warning” actionable weather forecasting across our oceans and on every continent believe it or not. Of course the level of need varies by continent but remember recent events such as the Suez Canal, major floods in Japan, and storms in New York, Texas, Florida, California and more.
- Tomorrow.io’s space program: Roughly 5 billion people live outside radar coverage – most of the population of South and Central America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and even in the United States, there are still many regions with limited or no radar coverage. Cited as the foremost weather parameter of risk/opportunity, there are only a handful of instruments in space today that directly measure precipitation. NASA’s Global Precipitation Mission core observatory satellite is the leading one, and it sees every point on earth roughly once every 3 days. Tomorrow.io’s constellation of both radar-equipped satellites and microwave sounders will improve our data refresh rate from space from 3 days to 3 hours, be able to see over oceans and every point on earth. This will be a once in a lifetime level breakthrough for major storms such as hurricanes and floods, as well as near real-time weather forecasting improvements at every point on earth for our every day lives both personal and professional.
- Democratization of weather for everyone on earth: The end result of everything we’re working on at both Tomorrow.io and TomorrowNow.org is to provide access to the most cutting-edge and advanced weather intelligence possible, leveling the playing field for every human, business and government on earth. We need farmers in Africa equipped with the same level of technology as the trucking companies in North America, shipping companies across the Atlantic, railways throughout Europe, major cities and governments everywhere – ALL of which are currently struggling in the adaptation fight against weather. The road to democratization is here, and it involves change at both the government and corporate level in the name of environment, safety and governance.
Where will we be presenting?
We will be sure to update our speaking and participating sessions as more arise, however, we are currently committed to the following.
- 11/8 at 10am: Presenting in the Israel Pavilion (Blue Zone) and will be at the Israeli pavilion all day. Register here to join!
- 11/9: Presenting at the Israel Government delegation on our space mission
- 11/11: Speaking at the AIM for Climate Roadshow on “Accelerating AIM4C Investments for Smallholder Agriculture”
- 11/12: Taking place on the COP27 Presidency Main Stage – speaking at AIM for Climate on “Enabling Solutions at the Agriculture-Climate-Food Security Nexus” alongside leaders like IBM, Global Methane Hub, UNFCCC, and John Kerry
- 11/12: Hosting a panel on climate adaptation and weather intelligence with the United Nations (UNFCCC)
- 11/12: DAI networking event
- 11/16: Tetratech: AI and ML to support smallholder farmers and regenerative agriculture.
- 11/17: Hosting a panel on climate Risk and solutions with the Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection
How can you get in touch with us at COP27?
There are a number of ways to get in touch!
Email: Send us an email to [email protected] and we’ll make sure your message gets routed accordingly.
LinkedIn: At the beginning of this post, all of our attendees names include links directly to their LinkedIn profiles. Connect and send a message!
We are excited about Tomorrow
COP27 represents not only hope, but a path forward for everyone to a brighter future with meaningful climate adaptation efforts. Tomorrow.io’s mission is to help countries, businesses and individuals better manage their ever growing environmental related challenges, and we look forward to putting forth our latest technology, partnerships and initiatives on display next month.
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