The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, strengthening universal peace in partnership for 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They comprise almost every important aspect of modern civilization, including sustainability goals for life on Earth, life below water and climate Action. One dimension of modern civilization is, however, missing: the use of outer space. The pristine night sky fascinated humankind forever, and in modern times, humans are setting out for the stars. Earth’s space environment is being used more and more intensively, and space debris is accumulating. Several countries even want to return to the Moon, and this time plan to use its resources. How can we reach for the stars in a sustainable way? How can we link the issues of sustainable space use with the environmental debate here on Earth? We should discuss an 18th Sustainable Development Goal for our space environment.
eSpace Executive Manager Emmanuelle David will participate in the panel discussion “Way Forward” from 16:40 – 17:30.