COP28: High stakes and little time to deliver on climate action

While the latest IPCC report states that the world is likely to surpass the 1.5°C threshold, increasingly frequent and devastating climate disasters worldwide call for urgent large-scale action. However, climate action is often one of many urgent priorities that must be addressed. The COP28, set to take place in Dubai a few months after the … Continued

Fostering Lunar Policy Priorities for Safe and Sustainable Lunar Development

With over a hundred lunar missions planned by 2030, international policies and standards are needed to enable safe and sustainable lunar development. To begin this crucial work for our common future in space, this roundtable introduces the Lunar Policy Platform, an international, non-governmental, non-profit entity aiming to facilitate shared solutions to common lunar problems through … Continued

Delivering on the Paris Pact for People and the Planet (by invitation only)

The Summit on a New Global Financing Pact (NGFP), held in Paris on 22-23 June 2023, helped establish a common diagnosis on the challenges and necessary efforts to achieve the joint objectives of eliminating poverty and preserving the planet. The Paris Pact for People and the Planet (4P) issued on this occasion provides a political … Continued

Hydrogen “rainbow”: Improving low-carbon hydrogen potential for a just energy transition

More than 7 years after the Paris Agreement, decarbonizing the economy remains a top priority. In 2022, the International Energy Agency (IEA) identified 26 national hydrogen strategies adopted worldwide, confirming a growing hydrogen demand. Further to the global energy crisis, the strong interest in low-carbon and renewable hydrogen has also been increasing with regards to … Continued

Promoting fair access to outer space by the Global South to accelerate SDGs and growth

If equitable access to outer space is a recognized principle under international law, its implementation is often difficult. As we celebrate the benefits that space technologies and infrastructures have to offer to emerging countries, especially in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and fostering overall economic growth, more attention needs to be given to how to … Continued

Insights on Cooperation in rivalry: The Challenge of Climate Change

In a world of increasing polarization and competition, it has never been more urgent for the international community to find collaborative solutions to shared challenges and on the governance of global commons. Among these challenges, one of the most urgent and critical issues we face today is climate change. The world is witnessing an alarming … Continued

Fostering Global Cooperation on Responsible Critical Minerals

The production and processing of critical minerals essential to the energy transition are geographically concentrated in a limited number of countries, making supply chains more fragile in the event of a crisis. The context of rising geopolitical tensions and the multiplication of protectionist measures regarding critical minerals reduce our collective capacity to ensure the energy … Continued

Protecting Earth’s Orbital Environment: How to Get to Net Zero Space for cleaner and safer orbits

Two years after the launch of the Net  Zero Space initiative at the Paris Peace Forum, international awareness on space sustainability has greatly increased. But despite successful steps towards sustainable use of Earth’s orbital environment and several high-level announcements around the world in this regard, we are still far away from an effective, international framework … Continued