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.

Open letter, co-ordinated by the ETC Group and signed by over 60 organisations including SGR, objecting to the Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering (SPICE) project.

27 September 2011
 

SGR has co-signed a letter of complaint to the BBC about bias in the BBC2 Horizon programme, Is nuclear power safe?

15 September 2011
 

Stuart Parkinson, SGR, looks at the UK arms industry: starting with ethical issues such as the international arms trade and influence over UK military and foreign policy, and then moving on to consider the potential for alternatives – including different approaches to international security and expansion of civilian employment.

Presentation given at the 33rd Annual Justice and Peace Conference at Swanwick, Derbyshire on 16 July 2011
 

Letter from the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES) - co-signed by SGR - to the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), 10 June 2011
 

Presentation by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at INES conference, Braunschweig, Germany, 27 May 2011
 

Presentation by Dr Joanna Haigh, Imperial College London at the SGR conference, Emerging technologies: are the risks being neglected? on 21 May 2011
 

Presentation by Dr Bronislaw Szerszynski, Lancaster University, at the SGR conference, Emerging technologies: are the risks being neglected? on 21 May 2011
 

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident, many countries are undertaking major reviews of their energy strategies – with Germany announcing the most ambitious intentions. David Elliott, Open University, looks at the radical changes that are afoot.

Article for SGR website, 17 May 2011
 

SGR letter to Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, 6 May 2011
 

SGR is one of 60 organisations now supporting the 'Demand a better bill' campaign, which proposes major improvements to the UK government's proposed energy saving legislation, 6 May 2011