Threats, Risks and Sustainability — Answers by Space

  • Editors
  • Kai-Uwe Schrogl
  • Charlotte Mathieu
  • Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

Part of the Studies in Space Policy book series (STUDSPACE, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Charlotte Mathieu, Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Jacques Blamont
    Pages 1-20
  3. Maria Teresa Lago, Jean-Claude Worms, Mark Williamson
    Pages 21-59
  4. Charlotte Mathieu, Pierre Potin, Josef Aschbacher, Jérôme Lafeuille
    Pages 61-102
  5. Mahendra M. Shah, Menghestab Haile, Rupert Haydn, Stefan Saradeth, Peter Volk, Axel Relin et al.
    Pages 103-151
  6. Galina Zlatareva, Andreas Laake, Wolfgang Seboldt
    Pages 153-202
  7. Michael Meyer zu Hörste, Mario Caporale, Kashif Din, Martin Linauer, Jürgen Zajicek, Martin Reinthaler
    Pages 203-247
  8. Heinz Gärtner, Erwin Duhamel, Gérard Brachet
    Pages 249-294
  9. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Charlotte Mathieu, Agnieszka Lukaszczyk
    Pages 295-300
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 301-321

About this book


Development is challenged by, at least until 2050, a strong population, more severe environmental strains, growing mobility, and dwindling energy resources. All these factors will lead to serious consequences for humankind. Inadequate agricultural resources, water supply and non renewable energy sources, epidemics, climate change, and natural disasters will further heavily impact human life. The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) sheds a new light on threats, risks and sustainability by combining approaches from various disciplines. It analyzes what could be the contribution of space tools to predict, manage and mitigate those threats. It aims at demonstrating that space is not a niche but has become an overarching tool in solving today’s problems.


climate change energy resources space space science space technology sustainability

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