UN/AUSTRIA SYMPOSIUM 2022 Space for climate action: experiences and best practices in mitigating and adapting to climate change and supporting sustainability on Earth

13. - 15. September 2022
online, AT

Do you work with space applications for climate action or making space engineering practices more sustainable? Do you want to share innovations that help reduce the climate impact of space activities? The 2022 UN/Austria Symposium will showcase the most recent initiatives, experiences and best practices in adapting to and mitigating climage change and supporting sustainability on Earth.


The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and Austria are responsible for organising the Symposium.

It is supported by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, the European Space Agency, AUSTROSPACE, the City of Graz, the Province of Styria, Joanneum Research, and the Graz University of Technology.

Content Description

The symposium will address:

  • How space data, in particular from remote sensing and meteorology, are used for adaptation to the climate crisis in countries of various regions of the world, with a focus on recent innovations since 2020.
  • How to use space applications, such as Earth Observation, satellite telecommunications and satellite navigation, to mitigate the impact of contributors to the climate crisis, especially in the areas of transport, energy production, or food production, with a focus on recent innovations since 2020.
  • Changes in space engineering practices to reduce the contribution of space activities to the climate crisis, with innovation practices such as lifecycle assessment, design of spacecraft for demise, or greener technologies in space engineering, as well as regulatory incentives for their adoption.

Before or after the symposium a series of trainings is being planned for participants to get acquainted with different data sources.

There will also be networking opportunities for participants of the symposium.


See the events webpage for latest information on the programme:



Target Audience

Research and development institutions; policy and decision-makers; senior experts; scientists; engineers and university educators; especially from developing countries; representatives from the space applications industry and diplomatic community; intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations.

We are committed to supporting gender mainstreaming and advocate for a balanced representation from different perspectives.

Participant Information

Registration to attend the symposium online is open until 7 September 2022. Deadline for submission of abstract is 30 June 2022

Contact Address

UN Office for Outer Space Affairs
E-Mail: unoosa-events@un.org