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Destination Earth – new digital twin of the Earth will help tackle climate change and protect nature

The Commission has launched together with partnering organisations the Destination Earth initiative to help tackle climate change.

graphic showing the a globe with text 30 March 2020 Launch of the Destination Earth Initiative and logos of the organisers

European Commission

Supported with an initial €150 million from the Digital Europe Programme until mid-2024, the goal is to develop a highly accurate digital model of the Earth.

It will help monitor, model and predict natural and human activity, and develop and test scenarios for more sustainable development. High-quality information, digital services, models, scenarios, forecasts and visualisations will be provided first to public sector users and then gradually to scientific communities, the private sector, and the general public.

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