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Net Zero Space Initiative Announced

Image: IIASL deputy director Tanja Masson-Zwaan moderated a panel discussion at the launch of Net Zero Space (Credit: Laiden University)

Budapest / Paris, 15 November 2021. – The 4th edition of the Paris Peace Forum announced the release of the Net Zero Space Initiative on which occasion Astroscale signed on as an official supporter. The Initiative involves private sector, civil society, academia, public authorities and regulators. 

The goal is to support “the sustainable use of outer space for the benefit of all humankind by 2030.” It recommends urgent action to reduce hazardous space debris. All stakeholders have to commit to concrete, tangible actions they took, or are planning to take to contribute to the Net Zero Space goal. The Paris Peace Forum will issue annual reports on the progress of the Initiative and promote any subsequent actions.

Astroscale will support the cause by their ELSA-d mission, advancing the ELSA-M servicers, and their Life Extension Services among others. The Initiative also received pledges of support by further stakeholders including Arianespace, Planet, Share my Space, and SpaceAble.

The International Institute of Air and Space Law (IIASL) of Leiden University was also one of the first supporters to sign on. They support the Initiative by educating students and young professionals on debris mitigation and supporting them in researching these topics.

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