INTRODUCTION
by Prof. Steven Freeland

“The future of humanity is inextricably tied to our ability to ensure a viable long-term future for space activities. Given the complexities of space and its multi-faceted nature, the existing international regulatory frameworks, whilst important, cannot alone fully address the ever-increasing range of space activities – and the possibilities that still lie ahead.
An appropriate global governance framework must now be developed through the interaction of all stakeholders – governments, industry, lawyers, scientists, entrepreneurs and civil society – working together to develop principles that will best supplement and complement the robust foundational legal principles that underpin how space has ‘worked’. The ultimate goal will be to ensure the safety, security and sustainability of space and space activities for the benefit of not only the current, but also future generations”.

Contributions

Global Space Governance