“Space for our Planet” exhibition was inaugurated at the Esplanade of the European Parliament on 28 September, 2021.
‘Space4OurPlanet’ examines the key role of space technologies in the transition towards a sustainable planet while also showing how younger generations are empowered and involved in this transition. The exhibition will encompass the portraits of 17 ‘actors of change’ throughout the world: each portrait encapsulates one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and will demonstrate how space technologies can be used as a solution to all the topics covered by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
ECFAS is featured in Panel 13 – Climate Action. ECFAS‘s Emmanouela Ieronymidi, Planetek Hellas, Athens, Greece, describes how ECFAS will contribute to mitigating climate change impacts. Emmanouela is one of 25 selected “witnesses” from around the world, from fishermen to climate experts, from astronauts to students, who explain how space technologies and applications are making a difference in achieving the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a call to action for all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand in hand with strategies that expand economic growth and address a range of social needs, including education, health, social protection, and employment opportunities, while combating climate change and protecting the environment.
Space for our Planet is a travelling exhibition that will move from Brussels and Paris this autumn:
- 27 September – 18 October, Esplanade of the European Parliament (Brussels)
- 1 October – 15 November, Observatoire de Paris (Paris)
- 19 October – 15 November, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels)
The exhibition is produced by TIMKAT under the patronage of UNOOSA, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, with the support of the European Commission – Directorate General for Industry, Defence and Space – DG DEFIS, the European Space Agency – ESA, the Centre national d’études spatiales – CNES, NEREUS, the network of European space regions, and the Canadian association G. I.V.E (Global Initiative & Vision for Education).