The nuclear renaissance has been a popular theme for articles during the last few years. The articles have focused on the supposed new growth of new nuclear plants. The term “renaissance” by the way means a “new birth” or a “re-birth”. -This is not true, says nuclear specialist Peter A. Bradford. -There is no renaissance for nuclear power.
For the first time a national forum to promote sustainable energy is in operation in Mozambique. The forum unites more than 100 non-governmental organizations and academic and governmental institutions. In Mozambique sustainable energy development is vital to reduce poverty, environmental impact and health consequences from energy use.
Naturvernforbundet anbefaler at det må bygges nytt lager for høyaktivt atomavfall i Norge.
Naturvernforbundets Helga Lerkelund skal tilbringe det neste året i Tadsjikistan. Les mer om opplevelsene i bloggen hennes.
19.08.2011: Naturvernforbundet initiate efficiency improvements in Togo
Better kilns double charcoal output and use of improved stoves cut consumption by half. Charcoal is main fuel used for cooking among the urban population in Togo. At the same time Togo is one of the countries with highest deforestation rate.
20.06.2011: Naturvernforbundet and Russian partners worried:
A report from Rosatom reveals safety problems at Russian nuclear power plants. Russian and Norwegian environmentalists are disturbed over the report’s conclusions. - This looks even worse than we anticipated, but at least presenting these safety flaws is an important step, says Yuri Ivanov in Kola Environmental Center.
That the world's natural resources should be managed in an environmentally responsible manner both nationally and internationally. This means ensuring equitable access and distribution between the rich and the poor - both within and between countries and between generations. To achieve this, nature's ability to provide a secure livelihood for all must be maintained. This assumes that the loss of biodiversity is halted and reversed, and that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced in line with scientists' recommendations to avoid serious climate change.
We believe that international environmental and management regimes should be open and democratic, promoting development with reduced environmental impacts. At the same time vulnerable groups' rights to manage and harvest the natural resources must be safeguarded.