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Matthias Petschke, Director

Interview

The European Commission remains committed to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and has an ambitious political programme to deliver on sustainability in the EU and beyond. The SDGs will continue to provide the umbrella for all EU policies and for investing EU funds.

Actions at all levels, from local, regional and national
to European, are necessary to achieve a better and more sustainable future. Everybody has to contribute to make sustainable development a reality.

The highest impact of synergetic use of the different technologies, Earth observation (via Copernicus) and localisation (Galileo/EGNOS), is observed today in the SDG
targets that are linked with either agricultural or transport
industries, such as Zero Hunger, Sustainable Cities, and Life on Land. The EU Space programme technologies are enabling many applications that support the reduction of poverty, famine and pollution, and optimize the mobility of citizens. They also play a key role in urban development and planning sustainable smart cities.

A challenge is to foster the development of start-ups
and small-and-medium-size enterprises. Our new
programme, called CASSINI, aims to facilitate the emergence of new companies across Europe. The next generation of scientists is quite crucial, the right skills are important for the EU economy both in the context of green and digital transitions but also for economic recovery in the wake of the Covid crisis.

We encourage all visitors to dive into the wealth of data and information that our Space programme is providing. Be inspired by the innovative solutions, which are featured here. It is marvelous to see the work and applications presented by the “actors of change” for the SDGs and how they make use of Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus and their free and fully open data for sustainable development.

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