Digital Twins: Emerging Technology to Help Fight Climate Change


Fortunately, human beings are very resilient in the face of adversity, especially when it comes to developing innovations that tackle real problems.

In the fight against climate change, we have seen new advances in biotechnology, Clean Technology, as well as technologies utilizing our oceans to soak up carbon, which are all aiming to make the difference we need to ensure the survival of our planet.

One new innovation gaining traction these days are digital twin technologies. Digital twins provide a virtual replica of a product, a service or city, ecosystem and even the ocean. They are becoming rapidly indispensable in helping cities become more sustainable.

According to this Cities Today article, digital twins aggregate and visualize data from various sources – traffic flows, building energy consumption, tree inventory, green spaces, and more – for a better understanding of the current environmental sustainability footprint. The insights gained from digital twins are used for developing new policies and programs aimed at protecting our planet.

As we expected, there are a number of members of the .earth web domain tribe who are already ahead of the curve when it comes to digital twins. Here are some examples:

  • Single.Earth: This organization offers a digital twin that represents current land use, land cover, as well as ecosystem parameters, such as carbon removal and storage and biodiversity status, for any region. Learn more here.
  • HubOcean.Earth: This open collaborative tool aims to heal our oceans by aggregating ocean data to encourage scientific collaboration, industry transparency and regulatory power through an interoperable digital twin. Learn more here.
  • Pina.Earth: With a mission of protecting our forests by quantifying and rewarding sustainable forest management, Pina.Earth has also created a digital twin of forests to further these goals.
  • UCity.Earth: This company offers “smarter way to plan cities” through mobile solutions, open platforms, as well as a digital twin simulation platform to get a city to zero carbon emissions. Learn more here.

Is your company or organization launching a digital twin technology aimed at enhancing sustainability? The .earth web domain serves as the perfect branding tool to communicate your critical mission of fighting climate change through innovation.

To learn more about the .earth domain, visit Voices.Earth. In addition, many organizations and individuals are sharing their voices about the benefits of a .earth domain in our Voices.Earth podcast series.


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