Report: Space Sustainability, The Economics of Space Debris in Perspective (OECD, 2020)

Source: OECD


This OECD paper provides an original, first-time, economic analysis of the issue of space debris, identifying and discussing key sustainability challenges for current and future space activities, reviewing the most relevant socio-economic impacts linked to space debris and exploring policy recommendations. It intends to prepare the ground for future policy responses that are vital to ensuring continued human operations and presence in space. Science, technology, and innovation has a key role to play in space debris mitigation and remediation, with more work needed in research and development, international co-operation and collaboration with industry.

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