No.21/2001 Dateline: May 27, 2001

This is the weekly electronic information service of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility

Editor: Tobias Damjanov, e-mail:   
INES homepage: http://inesglobal.org http://www.inesglobal.com/
INES International Office   
INES Chair: Prof. Armin Tenner  [Please note that the first "1" in q18 is the number one, while the last "l" is a "L"]

CONTENTS of WNII No. 21/2001

Editor's apologies:

Dear WNII readers,

Due to my current situation, I am unemployed again. I had to accept a limited opportunity to earn some money over the last few days. This has not only caused a delay in mailing this WNII issue, I also could not take part in the recent INES Council Meeting about which I would have liked to give you a brief report here. My apologies.

Sincerely yours,

Tobias Damjanov


New Zealand: Engineers for Social Responsibility (ESR) Newsletter, May 2001 (Vol. 17/No. 2) http://www.esr.org.nz

The latest ESR Newsletter carries the following main articles:

Newsletter Editor: Neil Mander < >


International Meeting of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space Leeds, UK, 4-6 May 2001 (see also WNII 19/01)

Here are some selected quotes taken from a conference report by Karl Grossman:


Selected Web pages

(in alphabetical order of key words)


Abolition 2000 homepage: http://www.abolition2000.org

Grassroots News: http://www.napf.org/abolition2000/news/

New web resources on US nuclear weapons


Pathways to a Sustainable Future (Thanks to INES Council member Joachim Spangenberg for providing this information)
This is the title of a study by the German-based "Work & Environment Interdisciplinary Project" sponsored by the trade unions-linked Hans Böckler Foundation. The document breaks down in the following four parts:

The brochure can be obtained free of charge from "Der Setzkasten GmbH": < > or as a PDF-formatted email attachment from the WNII Editor.


Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries: Summary Report from The Interactive Thematic Session on Energy

The Interactive Thematic Session on Energy at the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) was held on 17 May 2001 in Brussels, Belgium. The Session was organized in parallel with the Third UN Conference on the LDCs held at the European Parliament from 14-20 May 2001. The Session was organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) with the support of the Government of Austria, and was attended by over 300 government delegates, including ministers and energy experts. The Session followed a preparatory process that included a High Level Meeting on Energy held at UNIDO headquarters in Vienna from 14-16 March 2001.

The "Earth Negotiations Bulletin" (Volume 52, Number 01, 19 May, 2001) has published a Summary Report from this Session which is available from the WNII Editor as an rtf-formatted email attachment. Further coverage of The Interactive Thematic Session on Energy at the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), can be found at: http://www.iisd.ca/sd/LDCs/index.html

Conference on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) held

From 22-23 May 2001, the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) was held in Stockholm, Sweden. A comprehensive report has been published in the "Earth Negotiations Bulletin" (Volume 52, Number 57, 25 May, 2001) which is available from the WNII Editor as an rtf-formatted email attachment. Coverage of this Conference can also be found at: http://www.iisd.ca/chemical/popsd/


SATIS 2001: Conference on Sustainable Applications for Tropical Islands States http://www.pcj.com/whatsnew.htm

This conference aims to provide a forum for dissemination of information on the use and development of renewable energy technologies and systems in tropical islands, particularly in the Caribbean. For more details, contact Raymond M. Wright: < >


AMAZON ECOTOUR 2001: First International Symposium and Exposition on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development of the Amazon Basin Countries http://www.ecotourenglish.com.br.ms

The event will bring together over 2,000 participants, with delegations from 28 countries, including governmental authorities, entrepreneurs, professors, researchers and students interested in the planning and implementation of new ecotourism projects in the Amazon Region, covering part of Brazilian, Colombian, Venezuelan, Peruvian, Ecuadoran, Bolivian, Guyanian and Surinamian territories. The agenda of the Symposium will involve conferences, round table, in addition to an international exposition.
For more details, mailto:


Southern NGO Summit (Preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development)

For more details, contact Esmeralda Brown, Southern Caucus Chairperson:


17th European Photo-Voltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition http://www.wip-munich.de/conferences/pv/munich_2001/munich.html

For more details,


ISES 2001: Solar World Congress of the International Solar Energy Society http://www.unisa.edu.au/ises2001congress/home.html

For more details, mailto:


MTEE-2001: International Symposium on the Management and Technology of Energy and Environment http://www.iceee.org

For more details, mailto:


International Conference on Renewable Energy for Rural Development

For more details, contact A.K.M. Sadrul Islam, Convenor: < >


No new or changed addresses.
All INES e-mail addresses and homepages are available upon request from:  

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