WEF Council on the Future of Space Technologies Discusses Incentives for Space Sustainability

Monday, November 13, 2017


SWF Director of Program Planning Dr. Brian Weeden participated in the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils 2017 held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. from November 11-12, 2017. The annual meeting brought together more than 700 global experts from the WEF's network of Global Future Councils to identify the latest trends and risks, explore interconnections among issues, and collectively develop solutions to promote innovative thinking on the future. 

Dr. Weeden participated as a member of the Council on Future of Space Technologies for the seventh year. The Space Council met to discuss possible incentives for encouraging responsible behavior in space that will enhance space sustainability and help ensure space can continue to enable and accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The project is a follow-up to the Council's work in previous years to pilot the HelpNow smartphone app and platform to improve the ability to leverage space technologies for disaster response, and the "Bringing Space Down to Earth" report that highlighted the role space capabilities can play in addressing global challenges.

Last updated on November 14, 2017