United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Topic A: Building Resilient Cities under “Space 2030” Agenda

Topic B: Sustainable Planning of Outer Space Activities

Working Language: English

Delegation: Double Delegation (50 delegates in total)

Rules of Procedure: Beijing Rules of Procedure (Paper-Oriented)

Introduction to the Committee and Topics:

Economic growth, social responsibility and environmental protection form the three pillars of sustainable development. Under the “Space 2030” Agenda, politicians, academics and leaders in business and science realms are inspired to create lasting, economically effective and healthy communities in a world with finite resources, while the application of space technologies for building resilient cities is of infinite potential. On the other hand, the sustainability of space activities in earth orbit has been increasingly an international concern. The ever-increasing number of actors in outer space, both governmental and private, left a question mark to the ability to continue operating in a safe environment. The space science and space applications advance our knowledge of the universe, including environmental monitoring, climate modelling, and satellite navigating. Thus, if the international society wishes to maintain and enlarge the benefits of current space applications or develop more advanced technology, there is an urgent need to protect the outer space environment for use by future generations.