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29.11.2011: INES 20th Anniversary

"What's new in INES" - January 11, 2010

Contents

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Role of scientists and engineers for social responsibility in developing countries - 2nd national conference, January 17th, 2010, Nagpur/India.
  • Afghanistan: The London Conference, London/UK, 28.1. 2010.
  • "Global Zero Now"  - youth delegations to NPT.

REPORTS ON EVENTS

  • Report on the Pugwash symposium on energy, climate change and global food security in Copenhagen.
  • Presentations of the INES workshop on "Climate Change and Conflicts - the danger of future wars" at the KlimaForum in Copenhagen.
  • Papers of the International Conference "Evolution and the future",  Belgrade/Serbia, 14.-18.10. 2009 available online now.

ACTIVITIES OF INES MEMBERS

Profile of the Center for Education and Communication on Environment and Development (CECED) Nepal.


UPCOMING EVENTS


The role of scientists and engineers for social responsibility in developing countries. 2nd national conference, January 17th, 2010, Nagpur/India.

See tentative program: www.inesglobal.com/tentative-program-india.phtml

Contact: Dr. Balkrishna Kurvey: iipdep_ngpsancharnetin


Afghanistan: The London Conference, London/UK, 28.1. 2010.

While the British Forces prepare for another major offensive the German government says it intends to unveil new strategy plans at the international conference on Afghanistan in London on January 28.

See: www.afghanconflictmonitor.org/about.html for further information.

INES is preparing a statement for the conference.


"Global Zero Now" - youth delegations to NPT.

In 2010 the Review Conference to the Non-Proliferation Treaty will take place in May in New York City. The European Youth Network "Ban All Nukes generation" (BANg) and the established peace organization "Friedenswerkstatt Mutlangen" are organizing two youth delegations to New York - one German and one International.

You can register to the delegations her: www.bang-europe.org/globalzeronow/application.html

"Global Zero Now" is also an action to put pressure on government, inform people, and make our voices heard at the conference. It is organized by an international cooperation of various organizations.

Join in and design a postcard: www.bang-europe.org/globalzeronow/postcard.php


REPORTS ON EVENTS

Report on the Pugwash symposium on energy, climate change and global food security.

On Friday, December 4, just before the start of the United Nations Climate Summit in Copenhagen, INES, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Denmark, the Danish National Pugwash Group and several other NGO's organized a symposium focusing on the severe food security problems that the world is likely to experience partway through the 21st century because of rising energy prices, growing populations and climate change.

The delegates assembling in Copenhagen are concerned with many problems, but of these, the threat of a global food crisis is one of the most worrying. At present a child dies from starvation every six seconds - five million children die from hunger every year. Over a billion people in today's world are chronically undernourished. There is a threat that unless prompt and well-informed action is taken by the international community, the tragic loss of life that is already being experienced will increase to unimaginable proportions.

To read the report go to: www.inesglobal.com/download.php

Prof. John Scales Avery
averyjohnsgmailcom


250 people attended the successful INES workshop "Climate Change and Conflicts - the danger of future wars" at the KlimaForum in Copenhagen.

Climate change will increase the appearance of floods and draughts and will force millions of people to flee from their homes. We will experience more conflicts about farmland, water and food. According to the UN 20 million people were made homeless because of climate related disasters in 2008. We need to find social, just and responsible solutions. The money used for weapons of mass destruction and warfare need to be rededicated to social and sustainable development.

Presentations and speeches with the analytic and strategic arguments of the three INES speakers:

Dr. Joachim Spangenberg, Vice Chairman of the Sustainable Europe Research Institute Germany e.V. (SERI). www.inesglobal.com/download.php

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Scheffran, Institute for Geography in the KlimaCampus of University Hamburg. He leads the Research Group Climate Change and Security. www.inesglobal.com/download.php

Prof. Dr. Claus Montonen, www.inesglobal.com/download.php

The alternative to war is climate protection, disarmament and peaceful conflict solution strategies. War is never a solution. Military activities aggravate the problems of climate change. We need disarmament for development.


Papers of the International Conference "Evolution and the future",  Belgrade/Serbia, 14.-18.10. 2009 available online now.

The conference was devoted to evolution in biology and human society, in particular to Darwinism, political Darwinism, to ethics and new insight in the biological evolution.

Speakers and subjects included:

  • Evolution and ethics. By Peter Weish
  • Darwin’s naturalization of ethics. By Drago Djuric
  • Information, evolution and “error-friendliness”. By Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker and  Christine von Weizsäcker
  • Darwinism comprehended as a permission to be “weak”. By Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
  • How development directs evolution epigenetic & generative dynamics. By Mae-Wan Ho
  • What can development tell us about evolution? By Peter Saunders
  • Energy in the future. By Armin Tenner
  • Evolutionary theory applied to institutions: The impact of Europeanization on higher education policies. By Vojin Rakic

Please find the papers of the Belgrade conference here: www.energysustainability.nl/


ACTIVITIES OF INES MEMBERS

Profile of the Center for Education and Communication on Environment and Development (CECED) Nepal.

The CECED is a non -profit, national based, non governmental organization established in 1991 by a group of scientists, environmental engineers and social experts. CECED works for the improvement of environmental conditions addressing the problems/issues and concerns and make people alert through media and education. CECED Nepal also carries out research to monitor the status of environmental degradation and to help implement environmentally sound activities.

CECED Nepal envisions a better world where all human beings enjoy a clean, green and healthy environment to live.

CECED's mission is to improve environmental conditions in rural and urban areas providing opportunities for education, information and participate in development activities.

CECED Nepal aims to educate and empower people so that they can attain self-reliance and confidence for long-term sustainable development.

CECED Nepal works in rural and urban areas of the country implementing programs. Our current projects focus:

  • Environmental education program.
  • Waste management program in collaboration with the Metropolitan City.
  • Natural spring protection schemes.
  • Forestation and organic agriculture programs.
  • Small research works
  • And more.

Besides this we have a network with other organizations working in the area on Himalayan Climate Change issues.

Ramesh Babu Shrestha
CECED Nepal