25 March 2016. On 7 March the ESPI Director, Peter Hulsroj, participated in a roundtable organised by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) on the topic “Supporting Implementation of the 2030 Agenda Through Knowledge, Data and Information”. The issue was how international actors involved with Earth Observation can support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN.

Mr. Hulsroj explained the background and objective of the ESPI project on Space for Sustainable Development, and stressed the need for the space community to strengthen the dialogue with non-space sustainable development actors in order to ensure that space is making the optimum contribution to the general sustainable development effort. Reinforcing the voice of the demand side is critical.