The GNOSIS network will shortly be hosting a workshop on ‘Space Sustainability and Sustainability Development Goals’.
This half-day ‘educational workshop’ has been designed to link to COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) summit in Glasgow, and focusing on the need to include ‘Space Sustainability’ both now and as part of future ‘environmental discussions’.
The space community should be leading with the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) both as a sustainability goal for the near earth environment and the benefits space provides in support of the SDG terrestrially.
Space sustainability naturally encompasses the governance of space operations, debris management, space salvage and ownership transfer. Notions of sustainability need to be embedded within every aspect of the space sector.
The overall aim is to engage in cross disciplinary discussions on the way in which sustainability can be embedded as a fundamental value, central to human exploration of space.
The fifth event of the GNOSIS workshop series will be taking place online on:
Date: Wednesday 13th October 2021
Time: 13:30 – 18:00 GMT
|13:30||Welcome from the team, statement of intent and discussion of possible outputs||Ralph Dinsley, NORSS|
|14:00||Introduction to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and COP26||Ralph Dinsley, NORSS|
|14:30||How do these SDGs apply to space activity?||Professor Chris Newman, Northumbria University|
|15:15||Feedback to the main group||Lauren Napier and Mert Evirgen, Northumbria University|
|16:00||Sustainable development in Space||Professor Chris Newman, Northumbria University|
|17:00||Not all that glitters is gold: the darker side of satellites and the UNSDGs||Fionagh Thomson, Durham University|
|17:55||Conclusions: What’s next? COP26, Glasgow and Space Sustainability||Ralph Dinsley, NORSS|