Building on the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs event series on Space for the Great Reset this side event will look at (i) how Space based technologies provide an added value to the way our planet is perceived, (ii) how space applications provide unique information that greatly assist in the understanding and management of climate change and (iii) how space-based technologies play a significant role in targeted climate action as they support decision-making and trigger policies to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. However, space assets are underutilised and access to space benefits remains unequal. To close this capabilities gap UNOOSA supports a more inclusive and diverse space sector that opens up possibilities for early development and scaling up of space activities.
The side event serves a first step into the World Space Forum “Space4Climate Action”, hosted in Vienna from 6 to 9 December 2021 at the Vienna International Centre. It will review how space capabilities can support climate action and how UNOOSA can provide a platform to create synergies in increasing the use of space technologies. Participants will learn about practicable solutions and explore concrete actions for the coherent implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda.