Following its mission to promote international development and share knowledge, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and its member the Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA) organized the 2023 Global Space Conference on Climate Change (GLOC 2023) which took place in Oslo, Norway on 23 – 25 May 2023. GLOC 2023 contributed to the global efforts to better understand and battle climate change through the use of space-based services and applications. First conference of its kind, GLOC 2023 is designed to encourage the sharing of programmatic, technical and policy information, as well as collaborative solutions, challenges, lessons learnt, and paths forward among all nations.
GLOC 2023 focused on the theme “Fire and Ice – Space for Climate Action” and addressed various topics of interest in relation to space and climate change, including:
The conference programme has been designed to bring together the international community, including senior representatives of the major space agencies, industries, governments, policy makers, academia and NGOs, as well as representatives of non-space sectors involved in the climate change debate, with the aim of harnessing the power of space to create a more sustainable and resilient future for our planet.
During the three days more than 600 delegates from 45 different countries gathered in Oslo to discuss this critical matter that will hugely impact our future on Earth and exchanged ideas, debated roadmaps, and discussed the future opportunities provided by space activities to contribute to the global climate change mitigation efforts.