SWF Podcast
SWF Podcast
Jul 29, 2020
Capacity-building for Space Sustainability: The role of government, industry and civil society
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What are the most pressing challenges confronting governments, industry and civil society in terms of building capacity for implementing international space sustainability guidelines, and what steps should each of these three sectors prioritize to build such capacity? This panel of leading international experts shared their thoughts on how governments, industry and civil society can jointly build capacity in the space community to support the implementation of the international guidelines for space sustainability recently adopted by the UN. For more background information on these guidelines, see our SWF Factsheet.



  • Niklas Hedman, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, Austria
  • Andre Rypl, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil        
  • Keren Shahar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel         
  • David Turner, Department of State, United States 
  • Aarti Holla-Maini, EMEA Satellite Operators Association, Belgium
  • Therese Jones, Satellite Industry Association, United States 
  • Daniel Oltrogge, Space Safety Coalition, United States   
  • Charity Weeden, Astroscale, United States                                                           
Civil Society 
  • David Kendall, Outer Space Institute, Canada
  • Jean-Jacques Tortora, European Space Policy Institute, Austria 
  • Guoyu Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China 
  • Danielle Wood, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
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