Issues

We currently focus on four main issues: disarmament and security, climate change and energy, questions of who controls science and technology and issues surrounding new and emerging technologies. You will also see that we work on some other issues too. You can explore these with the menu on the left of this page and with the search function. Material in this section includes all SGR's main outputs since 2005, with a selection of the more important material from before then.

Presentation given by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at the Green Party Spring Conference, Brighton on 13 March 2004
 

SGR Statement, 14 January 2004
 

SGR ethical careers briefing by Philip Webber; December 2003

This briefing provides insight into a new way of thinking and an innovative approach that can help you and your colleagues to work in a way that makes a positive, rather than a negative, impact on sustainability. Readers will gain greater awareness of choices and decisions regarding their work and career that will enable them to make a valuable contribution to sustainable development.
 

In this article based on his presentation to the SGR conference, John Finney, University College London, argues that a decision should be made now not to replace the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons.

Article from SGR Newsletter 28, November 2003
 

Clare Goodess, University of East Anglia, explains the circumstances behind the resignation of half of the editorial board of the journal Climate Research

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 28, November 2003

 

Text of an SGR letter sent to the Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Tony Blair, MP, on 6 November 2003
 

Annexe to the SGR Response to the 'GM Science Review - First Report' by Dr Eva Novotny, 5 November 2003
 

SGR Response to the 'GM Science Review - First Report' by Dr Eva Novotny, 15 October 2003
 

Article by Eva Novotny, September 2003
 

Edited version of a paper given by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at Women's Engineering Society annual conference, 'Proper Practice: Professionalism and Ethics in Engineering and Science' 12th Sept, 2003 at the Earth Centre, Doncaster, UK.