Space Sustainability Rating
The ChallengeIn the near future, space debris will become a critical challenge for the global community, endangering access to space and the benefits this access brings. In recent years,...
How can the aerospace industry continue to push the boundaries of aircraft regulations, space technology and job skills in this age of digital transformation?
This community is a high-level group of peers dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability of their industry and society.
The Aerospace Governors define the industry agenda. The group, comprising chief executives and chairs from partner organizations, closely align the agenda with related System Initiatives.
The Governors identified four priority challenges for 2018: aircraft certification, drone regulation, space sustainability, and workforce transformation. The Forum is addressing these challenges through a number of projects and activities:
1. Reimagining aircraft certification
2. Regulation of drones and unmanned traffic management
3. Space sustainability
The Global Future Council on Space Technologies is a multi-stakeholder group of experts working to address sustainability in space, support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and act as a think tank for the aerospace sector. The council is currently focusing on designing a space sustainability rating – a voluntary mechanism that increases transparency and promotes sustainable behaviour from organizations working in space.
4. Workforce transformation
The Preparing for the Future of Work project forms part of the System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Education, Gender and Work. It aims to help leaders manage the impact of technological disruptions on work and employment. During the next two years, the project will develop scenarios, re-skilling maps and change management toolkits for policy-makers and business leaders. These tools will help shape a more positive outlook on the transformations underway and support responsible and responsive action by government and business.