Science meets Parliament

Published on 18/10/2019

Policymakers and scientists need each other’s help to design solutions to take up the challenges of our time. Under the European Commission's Joint Research Centre’s (JRC) initiative "Science Meets Parliaments", the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), the University of Luxembourg (Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance), and the Luxembourg Space Agency co-hosted a one-day conference on October 4 2019 at the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies, entitled “Space Solutions for Sustainability on Earth”. 

The aim of the conference was to raise awareness on the use of satellite data from the European space programmes Copernicus and Galileo to support Luxembourg’s environmental policies by promoting a culture of evidence-informed policymaking.

Speakers from the public and private sectors from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, amongst others, presented different case studies on agriculture and disaster management, as well as mobility and transport. Panel discussions addressed the gaps, challenges, and opportunities for Luxembourg in the application of space technologies to reach the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

This conference reaffirmed the potential of creating stronger links between the scientists, policymakers, private industry and civilians that made up the 120 participants. The strong presence and active participation of Luxembourgish parliamentarians documented the benefits of space-related solutions for the sustainable management of our resources.

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Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN
Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN

Director of Environmental Research and Innovation department

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