Capitol Momentum - Jan 2023

Space Café WebTalk Recap: Dr. Natalia Archinard On Switzerland’s Commitment to Space Sustainability

Dr. Natália Archinard; Photo courtesy of her.

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Dr. Natália Archinard, Deputy Head of the Science, Education, Transport and Space Section at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, and Chair of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) talked about Switzerland’s commitment for space sustainability. 

In this discussion, Dr. Natália Archinard talked about challenges to space sustainability and how they are dealt with at UNCOPUOS and other intergovernmental bodies. She further elaborated on the global governance of space activities and the difficulties to maintain the multilateral dialogue alive in times of COVID-19 and as developments in space activities by both States and private actors are flourishing.

She also answered relevant questions from the audience.

This Space Cafè WebTalk, held on 22 September 2020, was hosted by Torsten Kriening, publisher of SpaceWatch.Global. The Space Cafè WebTalk series is SpaceWatch.Global’s innovative webinar platform featuring global space experts.

The complete video can be seen here:

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