Moon diplomacy refers to the use of space exploration, specifically lunar exploration, as a means of promoting diplomatic relations and cooperation among nations. As the moon is a celestial body that is of interest to many countries, the subject involves collaborations between countries to share technology, resources, and scientific knowledge related to lunar exploration. It can also involve joint missions to the moon, with countries working together to achieve scientific and exploration goals.
One example of Moon Diplomacy is the Artemis Accords, a set of principles for international cooperation in lunar exploration and space activities. The Artemis Accords were established by the USA in 2020 and have been signed by several countries, including Japan, Australia, and Canada. The Accords promote peaceful cooperation and transparency in lunar activities, and emphasise the importance of preserving the moon’s natural resources for future generations.
See also: Lunar diplomacy