United Nations/Germany International Conference on International Cooperation Towards Low-Emission and Resilient Societies

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
German Aerospace Center (DLR); United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
Other organizer:
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
Date:
22-24 Nov 2017
Location:
Germany (Bonn)
Venue:
United Nations Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) will hold a three day conference entitled “United Nations/Germany International Conference on International Cooperation Towards Low-emission and Resilient Societies”  from 22 to 24 November at the UN Campus in Bonn. This International Conference will bring together Space leaders, decision makers and stakeholders involved in disaster risk reduction, climate change and sustainable development to discuss and to develop recommendations on how best to shape thematic priority 6 of the UNISPACE+50 process: “International cooperation towards low-emission and resilient societies”.

Background

In 2015, the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) launched the UNISPACE+50 process as a way to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. The UNISPACE+50 process will chart the future role of the Committee, its subsidiary bodies and UNOOSA in the area of global governance of space activities. It will consider ways and means for strengthening their role within the United Nations system and the global space community at a time when the space agenda is becoming increasingly complex and more actors, both governmental and non-governmental, are involved in ventures to explore space and carry out space activities. The UNISPACE+50 process will culminate in June 2018 with the launch of the SPACE2030 agenda.

In June 2016, the Committee approved seven thematic priorities where stronger space governance and supporting structures are required to protect the space environment and secure the long-term sustainability of outer space activities to ensure that benefits of this modern collaborative space governance strongly support nations in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and reaching its goals.

Conference objectives

One of these thematic priorities addresses “International cooperation towards low-emission and resilient societies”. Through this thematic priority, the Committee envisions the following objectives:

  • To define synergies between climate change mitigation efforts, disaster risk reduction and global development;

  • To develop a road map for enhanced resiliency of space-based systems and the affiliation of existing and future Earth observation, global navigation satellite system and telecommunication constellations for disaster risk reduction and climate change monitoring and mitigation;

  • To improve integrated space applications approaches and the interoperability of space-based systems and ground/in situ systems;

  • To provide requirements to new developers for coverage in geographical areas not sufficiently monitored or applications that need further development; and

  • To identify governance and cooperation mechanisms to support this objective. 

Registration

Please see the link below for further information about the event, including about how to register. The registration deadlines are:

  • 5 September 2017 for participants seeking funding

  • 29 October 2017 for self-funded participants


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Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Risk Identification & Assessment, Space & Aerial Technology, GIS & Mapping, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
Germany
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan.
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