Adaptive Governance

Adaptive Governance

The “Adaptive Governance” Working Group identifies, assesses the need for cooperation mechanisms in specific issues of Moon Village missions and activities. The mechanism proposed are aiming to build consensus on the best way forward. The issues to be assessed will be defined by the Working Group’s participants and will be related to the 2030 time horizon, as a first step.

Leader(s)


About the Working Group

The “Adaptive Governance” Working Group (previously “named Coordination & Cooperation”) assesses the need for cooperation mechanisms in specific issues of Moon Village missions and activities. The mechanisms proposed are aiming to build consensus on the best way forward. The issues to be assessed are defined by the Working Group’s participants and are related to the 2030 time horizon, as a first step.

Current Activities

  • Development and operationalization of The Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities (GEGSLA).
  • Benefit Sharing Project (Jan, 2022): launched by Moon Village Association as part of its mission, the Benefit Sharing Project is a neutral international platform that will host a multi-stakeholder debate on some of the socio-economic dimensions for the sustainability of lunar activities.
    Why share benefits?
    Establishing mechanisms for an equitable sharing of benefits is a path to advance in the use and exploration of the Moon ensuring that the interests of all humanity are not only contemplated but decisively addressed, while encouraging the development of space activities by those who already have the capabilities to do so but may lack incentives for behavior better than required.
    Our objectives:
    The goal of the Benefit Sharing Project is to propose concrete mechanisms for equitable sharing of benefits related to lunar activities, encompassing economic, environmental, and social concerns, through the analysis of the context in which lunar activities will evolve and assessing possibilities for two major inclusiveness factors:
    -making sure that not only dominant space powers but a much larger array of emerging space powers and companies, and in particular developing economies, are part and parcel of a planetary Moon activities ecosystem.
    -guaranteeing that all members of the global society have access to the benefits of those activities.
    Get involved:
    Get involved by contacting the co-chairs of the Benefit Sharing Project, Suyan Cristina Malhadas (moc.l1664796805iamto1664796805h@ani1664796805tsirc1664796805nayus1664796805) and Christophe Bosquillon (gro.n1664796805oitai1664796805cossa1664796805egall1664796805ivnoo1664796805m@nol1664796805liuqs1664796805ob.eh1664796805potsi1664796805rhc1664796805).

    Article on Spacewatch.global about the Benefit Sharing Project

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Past Projects

  • MVA GNF at the IAC 2021, Dubai – Sustainable Lunar Activities – The way-forward
    October 28, 2021 @ 16:30 – 17:30 +04
    The Panel will discuss current issues related to achieving sustainable lunar activities. In particular the Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities (GEGSLA) initiated by the Moon Village Association will be presented. GEGSLA has been created to derisk future missions and increase international cooperation by defining common level playing field for future lunar missions. GEGSLA is composed of multi stakeholders experts from government/space agency, industry, academia, civil society, international organizations and the public. Perspectives from several stakeholders will be presented during the panel together with a discussion and a Q&A session with the public.
  • Conduction of the Registration Project Working Group, a joint venture of MVA and the Global Space Law Center at Cleveland State University.
    Moderators: Mark Sundahl, Antonino Salmeri
  • Organisation of a workshop on WG’s activities in the frame of the MVA Annual Workshop 2021 (6-8 December 2021).
  • Standards Harmonization Project (Conceptual Analysis: In-Space Systems’ Interfaces Harmonization Directions for the Moon Exploration).
  • Conference on the Principles for Sustainable Lunar Activity, hosted by the Global Space Law Center (March 6, 2020).
  • Development and issuance of the Best Practices for Sustainable Lunar Activities (October 19, 2020).
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Best Practices for Sustainable Lunar Activities – Issue 1
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  • Report of the Coordination and Cooperation Working Group activities on the 1st MVA Online Symposium (November 20, 2020).
  • Inputs to the COPUOS WG on the Status and Application of the Five United Nations Treaties on Outer Space Questionnaire for the Legal Subcommittee’s 60th Session (May 31 – June 11, 2021).
  • Public Workshop: Moon Dialogs Research Salon #14: Registering Lunar Activities, hosted by Moon Dialogs (Panelists: Dr Mark Sundahl, Antonino Salmeri and Jessy Kate Schingler; June 24, 2021).
  • Creation of The Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities multi-stakeholder neutral forum.
  • COPUOS Side Event: The Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities – Status/Perspectives (August 27, 2021).
  • Webinar: First GEGSLA Public webinar – Towards Sustainable Lunar Activities (Speakers: Giuseppe Reibaldi, Ian Crawford, Igor Mitrofanov, Jennifer Lopez, Parameswaran Sreekumar and Dorin Prunariu; September 30, 2021).

Get Involved

Our mandate is to promote cooperation and coordination to provide an enabling environment for peaceful and sustainable future lunar activities.

Our goal is to assist the international community in developing cooperation and coordination mechanisms to build consensus on the best way forward.

For that, we host webinars with invited experts and develop joint initiatives dedicated to discussing critical issues, such as registration, interoperability and best practices. We also create sub-Working Groups to study particular topics, identify current and future challenges and propose governance and legal mechanisms to deal with them.

Get involved by contacting our Management Support Officer Glafki Anoniou at: yc.gr1664796805o.oes1664796805c@osa1664796805-avm1664796805

Webinars

  • Governance of Global Moon exploration and settlement – Episode 1: Best Practice
  • Governance of Global Moon exploration and settlement – Episode 2: Operating with Due Regard, Avoiding Harmful Interference, and Establishing Safety Zones
  • Governance of Global Moon exploration and settlement – Episode 3: Sharing the Benefits of Lunar Activities
  • Governance of Global Moon Exploration and Settlement Episode 4: Best Practices for Sustainable Lunar Activities – The way forward

Related Links

  • GEGSLA
  • Best Practices
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Best Practices for Sustainable Lunar Activities – Issue 1
October 21, 2020 172 KB 469 downloads

Read the Best Practices for Sustainable Lunar Activities The Moon Village Association (“MVA”)…