Video: Space and Climate Plenary at the 67th International Astronautical Congress

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
September 28, 2016
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Video: Space and Climate Plenary at the 67th International Astronautical Congress
IAC 2016 Space and Climate plenary panelists.

The theme of the third plenary at the 67th International Astronautical Congress taking place in Guadalajara, Mexico was Space and Climate: How Space Agencies Will Contribute to the Implementation and Follow-up of the Paris Agreement during COP 21?

Climate change is one of the most important challenges humankind is facing. Due to their global coverage at different scales (spatial and temporal), space missions have an important role to play in the fight against climate change since the phenomenon is global with local impacts. This has been highlighted in particular through the Mexico Summit Declaration made under the umbrella of International Academy of Astronautics in September 2015. About one year after the great success of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties number 21, the so called COP 21, held in France, Space Agencies will present concrete actions in support to the agreement of Paris concerning observation, mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Jean-Yves Le Gall President, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France


– Roberto Battiston, President, Italian Space Agency, Italy
– Pascal Ehrenfreund, Chair of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
– Driss El Hadani, Director, Centre Royal de Télédétection Spatiale (CRTS), Morocco
– Sergey Krikalev, Executive Director of Piloted Spaceflights, ROSCOSMOS, Russian Federation
– S. Somanath, Director, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), India
– Mr. Eric Laliberte, Director General Space Utilization, Canadian Space Agency, Canada
– Francisco Javier, Mendieta Jimenez General Director, Mexican Space Agency (AEM), Mexico
– Naoki Okumura, President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
– Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States
– Johann-Dietrich Woerner, Director General, European Space Agency (ESA), France

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