Europe Calls For 'Muscular' Climate Action
05 Nov, 2019

The world has to start acting in a more muscular way on climate change and make a fundamental overhaul of economic models, a senior European official believes.

But eyes in the sky such as the EU's Copernicus satellite system can help politicians and policymakers understand the impacts climate change can wreak.

Patrick Child, the deputy director-general of the European Commission's research and innovation department, says the continent is very proud to be leading the way in delivering the Paris agreement on climate action.

While he wouldn't buy into Australia's often-testy political debate on the issue, he said there was a global challenge in making sure the scientific evidence around climate change was brought into the broader debate and used to set government priorities.