GEO XIII and the Commercial Sector Engagement
EARSC participated in the GEO XIII plenary in St Petersburg.
Our Secretary General, Geoff Sawyer contributed to different events notably a panel on the Commercial sector engagement with GEO.
It was the first time that the private sector had been invited to speak in front of the GEO delegates and represents a good step forward in the move to promote engagement. A dialogue is essential and this need was recognised as the main conclusion of the panel. As a global organisation this is not so easy to organise but as a representative body and a Participating Organisation to GEO, EARSC can play a strong role.