The whole world faces a twofold challenge : to redefine the relations between human beings and our planet, and relations among human beings The situation is urgent! Global warming, waste, depletion of natural resources, pollution— all these factors cause or aggravate the scourges affecting hundreds of millions of human beings, including in the rich countries:.. read more →

According to the new directives concerning the UNESCO’s partnership with non-governmental organizations, the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee must organize, in consultation with the UNESCO Secretariat, a twice-yearly NGO Forum on a UNESCO priority issue. Since the Liaison committee is elected for two years, we are faced with four events, four countries (none in the same region.. read more →

Energy presents major international challenges, in particular in terms of access to fundamental social rights, the environment, and geopolitical tensions and conflicts. Faced with a deep economic, social and ecological crisis linked to types of production and consumption and to the imbalances between the North and the South, we must move toward a sustainable economic.. read more →

21 Apr 2013
April 21, 2013

The WFSW Newsletter n°6

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Download the pdf Summary The WFSW Executive Council in Algiers – September 2012 Contribution to a WFSW declaration on the energy question read more →

Declaration of the World Federation of Scientific Workers read more →

The result of the Copenhagen Climate Conference caused great disappointment and much worry in a large part of public opinion. In its fourth report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provided the figures indicating the CO2 emission reduction that must be achieved in order to stop a dangerous climate trend. This conference ended with.. read more →

16 Apr 2010
April 16, 2010

Energy, Climate, and Social Needs

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Frederico Carvalho, Vice president of the Executive council of WFSW Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future. read more →

Claus Montonen, INES (International Network of Engineers and Scientists for global responsibility), Department of Physics, University of Helsinki. read more →

Introduction The term science has several meanings. We will not deal here with the wealth of facts and theories that constitute the present state of scientific knowledge. The conference is about science viewed as the role and directions assigned by society to scientific research, be it basic or applied, and as the use of results.. read more →

Appeal to the scientific community world-wide, on the occasion of the World Conference on Science Budapest, 26th June – 1st July 1999   The concept of globalisation has pervaded all aspects of economic and social life, including scientific life. It has now become impossible for scientific researchers and workers to remain the idle audience of.. read more →