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The contribution of space for a more sustainable earth: leveraging space to achieve the sustainable development goals

  • Simonetta Di Pippo (a1)
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This article raises awareness of how countries can leverage space and space technologies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through concrete examples. Space science, technology and applications can support a range of pro-developmental activities, such as agricultural planning, biodiversity protection, tele-health and disaster management. United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) helps countries to use space technology in all of these areas, through capacity building and partnerships with government and private sector entities to expand access to space, especially for developing countries. This article also outlines the work of UNOOSA in promoting increased participation of women in the space sector and in STEM careers.

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Author for correspondence: S. Di Pippo, E-mail: simonetta.dipippo@un.org
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Global Sustainability
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  • EISSN: 2059-4798
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