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29.11.2011: INES 20th Anniversary

What's New in INES, 13. May 2011

The new INES Global Responsibility Newsletter No. 62 is now online. The focus of the Newsletter is on Military Research at Universities. 
A pick of the contents:

  • Stop the Insatiable Appetite for Military Research at Universities
  • Militarisation of Science Versus Peace Research: A Call for a Paradigm Shift
  • Commit Universities to Peace by Adopting Civil Clauses
  • The Military Campus in the UK

Upcoming events

Emerging Technologies: Are The Risks Being Neglected?

23.  - 24. May, 2011
Desert Power for the People. Peace and Sustainability by Desertec?
International symposium, Berlin/Germany, 

Experiences and know-how in opposing military research at universities.
International seminar and national conference at the Technical University Braunschweig

1.-4. July, 2011
59th Pugwash Conference in Berlin/Germany
The Federation of German Scientists (VDW) as German Pugwash section will hold two workshops

25. June, 2011
Nuclear Abolition Day

News on the worldwide nuclear energy debate

9. 5. 2011
Renewable energy can power the world, says landmark IPCC study
UN's climate change science body says renewables supply, particularly solar power, can meet global demand.

Renewable energy could account for almost 80% of the world's energy supply within four decades - but only if governments pursue the policies needed to promote green power, according to a landmark report published on Monday.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the body of the world's leading climate scientists convened by the United Nations, said that if the full range of renewable technologies were deployed, the world could keep greenhouse gas concentrations to less than 450 parts per million, the level scientists have predicted will be the limit of safety beyond which climate change becomes catastrophic and irreversible.
Click here to read the article published in the Guardian on May 9, 2011.

29. 4. 2011
Stop the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant
. By Dr. Dhirendra Sharma

Nuclear energy - uncontrollable in time and space!

This message from Alyn Ware (New Zealand, Right Livelihood Laureate 2009) and Abolition 2000 was released at the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl:

"The lesson of Fukushima is clear: natural disasters and accidents will happen. If it can go wrong sooner or later it will go wrong. Murphy's law and nuclear technology do not mix. Fukushima is not the first – and won’t be the last – nuclear disaster as long as countries continue to operate nuclear power facilities..."
Click here to read the message.

26. 4. 2011
Quarter century retrospective on the Chernobyl nuclear accident
By Peter Custers

14.3. 2011
Open letter to the world's environmental ministers on the nuclear reactor catastrophe in Japan.
By Judge Christopher Weeramantry, Former Vice President, International Court of Justice, The Hague
Click here to read the letter.