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Measurement for our planet

Providing confidence in climate action

What is measurement for our planet?

The Measurement for our Planet initiative shines a spotlight on how NPL is delivering solutions for climate science and emissions measurements.

It allows us to showcase how we are supporting the innovation that will help drive the decarbonisation of power, heat, manufacturing, agriculture and transport.

Why is metrology important in tackling climate change?

As the UK’s National Metrology Institute, the expertise, facilities and capabilities at NPL have a crucial role to play in ensuring confidence in the measurements and data which underpins decision making for climate mitigation actions.

Measurement for our planet focuses on six areas of climate change: 

Metrology expertise that provides confidence in climate data

Climate measurement including earth observation


Identifying and quantifying greenhouse gas emissions at local and national scales

Greenhouse gas emissions measurement


Supporting the transition to decarbonised energy sources

Energy vector and infrastructure


Understanding emissions from agriculture and observation of land systems

Agriculture, forestry and other land use


Measurement to test, validate and enable zero emission transport solutions

Decarbonisation of transport


Enabling low carbon manufacturing through materials testing and process development

Advanced manufacturing and materials for net zero


Get in touch 

NPL’s metrology expertise delivers the confidence that policy makers and industry leaders need to understand the impact of their decisions.

If you would like to find out how our measurement capabilities can support you in ensuring the accuracy of information used for decision making in support of climate action, then please get in touch. 

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