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Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)

India Pushes for Tech Transfer at Durban Climate Talks

> By T.V. Padma

India has proposed that the climate talks in Durban next week should be refocused onto technology transfer, equity and trade barriers. The move comes amidst concerns over the sidelining of these issues because of increasingly heated political debates on climate change between developing and developed countries, India’s environment minister, Jayanthi Natarajan, said last week (17 November) at a media briefing. According to the Delhi-based nongovernmental organisation Centre for Science and (...) read

date of on-line publication : 25 November 2011

ETC Group

Geoengineering moratorium at UN Ministerial in Japan, risky climates techno-fixes blocked

NAGOYA, Japan – In a landmark consensus decision, the 193-member UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will close its tenth biennial meeting with a de facto moratorium on geoengineering projects and experiments. “Any private or public experimentation or adventurism intended to manipulate the planetary thermostat will be in violation of this carefully crafted UN consensus,” stated Silvia Ribeiro, Latin American Director of ETC Group. The agreement, reached during the ministerial (...) read

date of on-line publication : 2 November 2010

Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)

African universities agree to support ’homegrown’ research solutions

> Zablon Odhiambo

African universities have rallied behind a scheme to integrate community-guided environmental initiatives into their teaching and research agendas. The African Association of Universities (AAU), a confederation of 212 universities, stated its support for the Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities (MESA) Partnership during the 1st MESA International Conference held at the UN Environment Programme headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, last week (24–28 November). Read (...) read

date of on-line publication : 9 December 2008

African academies urge politicians not to ignore them

> Science and Development Network (...)

Governments must not ignore how science academies can help improve and assess policy decisions, African scientists warned in the first statement ever issued by the Network of African Science Academies.
The scientists, who met in Yaoundé, Cameroon on 12-16 November, pointed to the absence of science academies from the agenda for the upcoming African Union summit on science and technology in January 2007.
African academies - which are frequently short-staffed and cash-strapped - are also not included in the agenda of the Conference of the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST) currently underway in Cairo, Egypt.  read

date of on-line publication : 21 November 2006


Indian Guinea Pigs for Sale: Outsourcing Clinical Trials

> India Resource Centre, Sep 2004 (...)

This article, which begins by exposing unapproved clinical trials of genetically engineered drugs in India, details some of the current trends for outsourcing clinical trials from the West. As well as presenting opinions from within the pharmaceutical and research sectors (for example, the benefit of using populations in developing countries which are “drug naïve”), it also looks at the ethical issues surrounding the practice, stressing the need for research which involves informed voluntary consent and is relevant to the host country’s most pressing health needs.  read

date of on-line publication : 13 December 2005

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