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29.11.2011: INES 20th Anniversary

What's New in INES, 1. August 2011

NEWS
  • Public Research should benefit Society, not big business, Scientists and NGOs slam EU Commission's Research funding plans
  • Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology (GEOSET)
  • Article: Scientists finally get angry about indifference to climate change
  • Article: Freedom of information laws are used to harass scientists, says Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse
BOOKS BY INES MEMBERS

Chernobyl: Crime without Punishment

UPCOMING EVENTS

Events in August and September 2011


NEWS

Public Research should benefit Society, not big business, Scientists and NGOs slam Commission's Research funding plans

In an open letter sent to the President and Members of the European Commission as well as the European Parliament and the EU Member states, 98 civil society and research organisations from across Europe warn that the Commission's draft proposals for the next Research funding framework (2014-2020) fail to address the real challenges faced by European societies and call for a research agenda geared towards the needs of society and the environment rather than those of big business.

The open letter is now open to individual signatories. To sign and to find 6 translations of the letter (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish) please visit sciencescitoyennes.org/open-letter-eu-research/


Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology (GEOSET)


Scientists finally get angry about indifference to climate change
Article in the Guardian of


Freedom of information laws are used to harass scientists, says Nobel laureate
Article in the Guardian of May 25, 2011
Sir Paul Nurse told the Guardian that climate scientists are being targeted by organised campaigns of requests for data and other research materials, aimed at intimidating them and slowing down research. Freedom of information laws are being misused to harass scientists and should be re-examined by the government, according to the president of the Royal Society.
Read the story by Alok Jha.


BOOKS BY INES MEMBERS

Chernobyl: Crime without Punishment
Book by INES Council member Alla Yaroshinskaya, now available in English.

Long before the tragedy of the 2011 nuclear disasters in Japan, the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl experienced an explosion, meltdown, fire, and massive release of radioactivity. Twenty-five years later, we still know very little about the event and its aftermath. Few of the professional papers describing the aftereffects of the disaster have been translated from Russian into English or distributed in the West. This is now remedied, with the publication of this definitive volume, based on original sources, and originally published in Russian.
To read more click here or to order directly click here.


UPCOMING EVENTS

3. - 9. August 2011
2011 World Conference against A and H Bombs
, Japan

6.  August 2011
Hiroshima Day Discussion, Dehradun, India 

7.-13. August 2011
The future of food- summer acadmy.The nexus of food nutrition and conflicts. University of Kassel/Witzenhausen, Germany

9. - 14. August, 2011
European Academy for social Movements - Building our common Future - Developing alternatives for a better world
Freiburg/Germany.

10. August, 2011
Workshop on nuclear weapons and their disarmament. Hamburg, Germany

Side event of the larger conference on severe atmospheric aerosol events. The ecological consequences of a nuclear war plays an important part of the conference.

11.-12. August 2011
Severe Atmospheric Aerosol Events

Conference on pathways, impacts and policies on large aerosol injections into the atmosphere. Hamburg, Germany with panels on Life-cycle of large aerosol injections,
Environmental consequences, Socio-economic consequences and Policy implications.

29. August 2011
International Day Against Nuclear Tests
The Day is meant to galvanize the efforts of the United Nations, Member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, youth networks and the media in informing, educating and advocating the necessity of banning nuclear tests as a valuable step to achieving a safer world.

5. - 9. September 2011
Strengthening Verification, Enhancing Security: The Science and Significance of the CTBT. Introductory course on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty 
Vienna, Austria.

16. - 17. September, 2011
Abolition 2000 Annual Assembly, Geneva, Switzerland

21. September, 2011
International Day of Peace

22.-24. September 2011
Limits to the Anthropocene, International symposium, Hamburg/Germany