Italy at the helm of the Space G20

Italy at the helm of the Space G20
Italy at the helm of the Space G20

(Teleborsa) – TheItalian Space Agency coordinated on Monday 20 September the discussion table between the heads of the major space agencies in preparation for G20 of Space scheduled in October. An approach stage served to focus on the pre-eminent issues involving the space agencies of the 20 most industrialized countries in the world, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the world of sector companies.

The “G20 Space Economy Leaders Meeting 2021“, which took place in connection and in streaming mode to be followed internationally, reiterated the great contribution of the Space Economy to the global economy. Above all, at the opening and closing of the preparatory summit for the appointment with the G20 of Space, that of Giorgio Saccoccia, president of the Italian Space Agency.

“The space economy not only produces wealth, but creates widespread well-being. Space technologies can bridge inequalities, prevent conflicts, help maintain peace and stability” he stressed. Giorgio Saccoccia, recalling that in 2020 ASI decided to organize the second edition of the G20 Space Economy Leaders Meeting with the aim of raising awareness among the international community on the important contribution of the Space Economy to the global economy.

Two sessions of this summit: the first day was dedicated to the leaders of space agencies, the second to representatives of the private and industrial sectors. “We have a duty, today and in the future, to take care of our planet and create the conditions for growing prosperity and widespread sustainability. The G20 trilogy: People, Planet and Prosperity, chosen by Italy as the theme of this edition, establishes a clear priority for the G20 community, in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. We believe that space activities will play a key role in the years to come to strengthen the foundations of these three essential pillars “- added Saccoccia, recalling that we are also ambassadors for space for developing and emerging countries that have not yet had the possibility of grasping the potential of this sector to help build a sustainable future.

The president of ASI concluded by emphasizing it an effort to make the theme of space permanent in the support initiatives of the G20, but above all to bring Space into the daily agenda to serve people, to protect our planet, to support prosperity.

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