MANIFESTO – For a Clean, Safe, Equitable and Peaceful Space for All – By EBAN Space

For a Clean, Safe, Equitable and Peaceful Space for All

Space is the largest resource in the universe.

It needs to be protected and made accessible for all.

As the digital transformation gains further momentum, more and more countries and citizens around the globe are becoming dependent on space as a resource for their economies, for their societies, for the health and well-being of all life on the planet and for peace in the Universe.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights must now be extended to space. Without this, the same devastation that has occurred on earth and our oceans will also be encountered in space, thus depriving us of this most valuable resource. Mindless, unintended and intended harm is already endangering the access and ability to operate in space. This includes pollution coming from fossil fuels, debris, and inefficient use or colonisation of frequencies or orbital positions. This is leading to an inequitable use of this invaluable resource.

We must take action now to preserve and protect space in order to keep it clean, safe, equitable and peaceful for all.

In order to do this, we call on all existing and future operators to apply the UN SDGs and the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. We as investors will not be able to ensure the financial viability of the ventures we are financing without applying these very principles and guidelines.

In addition, we refer to the excellent work being done by UNOOSA / EUSPA on the report covering how space technologies such as GNSS and space data contributes to SDGs1; as well as work being done by The Secure World
Foundation and several publications on Ethical and Socially Responsible Investing.

All countries and citizens around the globe need access to space for eternity.

Let’s make it happen.

Humanity deserves a clean, safe, equitable and peaceful space for all.