Resources: UN/Germany International Conference on International Cooperation Towards Low-Emission and Resilient Societies

The United Nations/Germany International Conference on International Cooperation Towards Low-Emission and Resilient Societies will be held from 22 to 24 November 2017 in the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany. Participants will discuss ways in which existing
and future constellations of satellites can be used to contribute to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.

The event is organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Technical background document

Agenda


Wednesday, 22 November




8.30-9.00 Registration
09.00-09.30 Opening Remarks
  • Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan | City of Bonn
  • H.E. Ingrid Jung | German Federal Foreign Ministry
  • Hansjörg Dittus | German Aerospace Center
  • Simonetta di Pippo (video statement) | United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
09.30-10.30 Keynote presentations
  • Luc St-Pierre United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, on behalf of UNOOSA Director
  • Pascale Ehrenfreund German Aerospace Center
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Panel of Space Agencies

Representatives of space agencies present their views on strategies to enhance the combined and complementary use of space technologies in climate change and disaster risk reduction efforts, as well as to contribute to the implementation
of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

  • Video statement by Simonetta di Pippo | United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

  • Introductory statement by Jean-Yves Le Gall | National Centre for Space Studies, France

  • Introductory statement by Roberto Battiston | Italian Space Agency

  • Pascale Ehrenfreund | German Aerospace Center
  • Isabelle Duvaux-Béchon | European Space Agency
  • Natalia Kussul | Ukrainian Space Agency
  • Alexandru Badea | Romanian Space Agency
  • Julio Cesar Castillo Urdapilleta | Mexican Space Agency

    Moderated by Luc St-Pierre | United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

12.30-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-15.30 Session 1: Plenary presentations | The role of space technology applications for disaster risk reduction and climate change
  • Hansjörg Dittus | German Aerospace Center

    Role of space technology applications for disaster risk reduction & climate change

  • David Stevens | United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

    Space-based information and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

  • Juliette Lambin | National Centre for Space Studies, France

  • Florin Vladu | United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

  • Moderated by Christian von Drachenfels | German Aerospace Center

15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-18.00

Session 1: Working groups | The role of space technology applications for disaster risk reduction and climate change

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    • Olena Dubovyk (Evidenz) | Centre for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL), University of Bonn
    • Nataliia Kussul | NASU-SSAU
    • Rahul Sengupta | UNISDR

    • Markus Enekel | SOS Children's Villages
    • Fabian Löw | Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance
    • Silvia Pardi | Federal University of Santa Maria

    • Jennifer Debrum | National Disaster Management Office
    • Francis Ohemeng | Ghana Irrigation Department
    • Danling Tang | South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
18.30 Icebreaker hosted by the German Aerospace Center (29th floor, Langer Eugen)


Thursday, 23 November




09.00-9.40 Session 1: Plenary presentations of working group rapporteurs
09.40-10.30 Session 2: Plenary presentations | Networks, big data and integrated systems
  • Stefano Natali | MEEO Meteorological Environmental Earth Observation Company

    eodataservice.org: Digital Earth platform to enable multi-disciplinary geospatial applications

  • Thomas Weissenberg | European Space Agency

    ESA space applications for the three global agendas

  • Thomas Kemper | European Commission Joint Research Centre

    "Big data and integrated systems" for the Agenda 2030 - Experiences from the Human Planet Initiative

  • Douglas Cripe | Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

  • Moderated by Juan Carlos Villagran | United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30

Session 2: Working groups | Networks, big data and integrated systems.

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    • Leonor Rodriguez | IGAC
    • Terrence Fernando | ThinkLab, University of Salford
    • Tania Lado Insua | Ocean Network Canada

    • Haris Kontoes / Iphegenia Keramitsoglu | National Observatory of Athens
    • James Adamu | Nigerian Meteorological Office
    • Eleonora Semakova | Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    • Silvia Helden | Andean Committee for Disaster Prevention
    • Fatemeh Fereydooni | Iranian Space Agency
    • Yao Kiatchey | National Disaster Management Office Ghana
12.30-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-14.40 Session 2: Plenary presentations of working group rapporteurs
14.40-15.30

Session 3: Plenary presentations | Space-based systems for low-emission and resilient societies: The way forward.

  • Jens Danzeglocke | German Aerospace Center

    Possible contributions of radar-based Earth observation to disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation

  • Shirish Ravan | United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

  • Athiye Jawad | Planet

    Disaster Risk Reduction + Climate Change Monitoring + Sustainable Development: The insights economy through collaborations for today and tomorrow.

  • Moderated by Joachim Post | German Aerospace Center

15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-18.00

Session 3: Working groups | Space-based systems for low-emission and resilient societies: The way forward.

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    • Ahmed Farid | Telespazio
    • Isabelle Duvaux-Béchon | European Space Agency
    • Luisa Santoro | Italian Space Agency

    • Antje Hecheltjen | GIZ
    • Simone Sasse | Airbus Defence and Space
    • Simona Constanzo Sow | United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC)
    • Daniel Tsegai | United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

    • Lena Halounova | International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
    • Julio Castillo | on behalf of Global Partnership Using Space-Based Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP-STAR)
    • Juan Carlos Villagran | UNOOSA
    • Christine Zeiser | Louise-Schroeder-Vocational-College, Wiesbaden
19.00 Reception by the City of Bonn, Old Townhall, Marktplatz


Friday, 24 November




09.00-09.40 Session 3: Plenary presentations of working group rapporteurs
09.40-11.00 High-level Panel | International Cooperation towards Low-emission and Resilient Societies Keynote statement
  • Gerd Gruppe | German Aerospace Center

Panelists

  • Florin Vladu | United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Louise Baker | United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
  • Ricardo Mena | United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Patrick van Weerelt | United Nations System Staff College Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development)
  • Fernando Belda | World Meteorological Organization

Moderated by Nicolas Peter | German Aerospace Agency

11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.30 Key recommendations for TP6
12.30-13.00 Summary
13.00 End of the conference

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