Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Human Rights and Science

The (Missing) Role of Nuclear Energy in the Sustainable Development Goals

Nuclear science and technology are used in many countries to help meet development objectives in areas including energy, human health, food production, water management and environmental
protection. The focus of this paper will be on energy and specifically how nuclear energy fits into SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and relates to SDG 13 (Climate action).

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and
prosperity by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal 7, Affordable and clean energy, aims to “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”, with a focus on developing countries.
This goal classes “renewable” technologies to be sustainable, while excluding nuclear energy. The term “renewable” usually includes unsustainable, high carbon biofuel. From a policy point of view, it is
a problematic term. According to multiple scientific bodies, nuclear energy is clean, reliable and is needed to transition away from fossil fuels in order to combat climate change. No country in the world
has been able to decarbonise its electricity sector without having either nuclear energy or – where available – substantial hydro or geothermal energy as part of the energy mix.

SDG 13, Climate action, focuses on lowering greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change. This goal does not mention nuclear energy. Significant research has shown that in the
absence of suitable hydro or geothermal resources, decarbonisation aims are not achieved without nuclear energy. These issues will be discussed in this paper.

Objective: To assess whether nuclear energy should be included in SDGs 7 and 13, and consider the reasons for its current exclusion.

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Cybercrime Related to Controlled Substances

COMMISSION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS THEMATIC SESSIONS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL INTERNATIONAL DRUG POLICY COMMITMENTS, FOLLOWING-UP TO THE 2019 MINISTERIAL DECLARATION, 19-21 OCTOBER 2021
THEMATIC SESSION 3: THE CRIMINAL MISUSE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES FOR ILLICIT DRUG-RELATED ACTIVITIES IS INCREASING

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Knowmad Short Film Festival

The Knowmad Short Film Festival is a creative endeavor of the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies of Human Rights & Science – Knowmad Institut aligned to share and apply the experiences of communities and individuals, solve problems and generate opportunities in a resilient and contextual way.

The goal is to transform information into knowledge. The festival seeks to promote SDGs 10, 16, and 17.

We are Knowmads (Knowledge-Nomads): creative, imaginative, innovative and collaborative people who use technology to build bridges and work with anyone who promotes human dignity, anywhere and anytime to make this world a better place.

At the Knowmad Institut we strive to give voice and actions to Human Dignity and Human Rights in public and private policies.

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Stigma & Discrimination related to Substance Abuse: Deconstructing sophism’s towards Humanitarian Public Policies

Over the past few decades, international research has documented that stigma and discrimination are one of the major barriers to care in the field of drug abuse worldwide. Objective: To show the findings of the international literature about specific populations that experience stigma or discrimination as one of the main barriers to care for substance abuse as well as to account for the development of public policies against stigma in mental health and addictions in consonance with goals 3, 10 and 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Education Under Occupation: Obligations of the Occupying Power

This article is part of the series Education under Occupation, which explores the legal responsibilities of Israel with respect to the Palestinian population living under the military occupation. In the first part, we considered the framework of International Humanitarian Law, including a short tour through its history and applicable normative bodies. In the present article we will explore the obligations of the occupying power with specific attention to children’s access to education, and we will present data and statistics reflecting daily restrictions to the realization of the right to education. This study pertains to the situation in Israel and Palestine, specifically to the military occupation of Palestine by Israeli forces.

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The (Missing) Role of Nuclear Energy in the Sustainable Development Goals

Nuclear science and technology are used in many countries to help meet development objectives in areas including energy, human health, food production, water management and environmental
protection. The focus of this paper will be on energy and specifically how nuclear energy fits into SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and relates to SDG 13 (Climate action).

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and
prosperity by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal 7, Affordable and clean energy, aims to “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”, with a focus on developing countries.
This goal classes “renewable” technologies to be sustainable, while excluding nuclear energy. The term “renewable” usually includes unsustainable, high carbon biofuel. From a policy point of view, it is
a problematic term. According to multiple scientific bodies, nuclear energy is clean, reliable and is needed to transition away from fossil fuels in order to combat climate change. No country in the world
has been able to decarbonise its electricity sector without having either nuclear energy or – where available – substantial hydro or geothermal energy as part of the energy mix.

SDG 13, Climate action, focuses on lowering greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change. This goal does not mention nuclear energy. Significant research has shown that in the
absence of suitable hydro or geothermal resources, decarbonisation aims are not achieved without nuclear energy. These issues will be discussed in this paper.

Objective: To assess whether nuclear energy should be included in SDGs 7 and 13, and consider the reasons for its current exclusion.

Read More >>

Cybercrime Related to Controlled Substances

COMMISSION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS THEMATIC SESSIONS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL INTERNATIONAL DRUG POLICY COMMITMENTS, FOLLOWING-UP TO THE 2019 MINISTERIAL DECLARATION, 19-21 OCTOBER 2021
THEMATIC SESSION 3: THE CRIMINAL MISUSE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES FOR ILLICIT DRUG-RELATED ACTIVITIES IS INCREASING

Read More >>

Knowmad Short Film Festival

The Knowmad Short Film Festival is a creative endeavor of the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies of Human Rights & Science – Knowmad Institut aligned to share and apply the experiences of communities and individuals, solve problems and generate opportunities in a resilient and contextual way.

The goal is to transform information into knowledge. The festival seeks to promote SDGs 10, 16, and 17.

We are Knowmads (Knowledge-Nomads): creative, imaginative, innovative and collaborative people who use technology to build bridges and work with anyone who promotes human dignity, anywhere and anytime to make this world a better place.

At the Knowmad Institut we strive to give voice and actions to Human Dignity and Human Rights in public and private policies.

Read More >>

Stigma & Discrimination related to Substance Abuse: Deconstructing sophism’s towards Humanitarian Public Policies

Over the past few decades, international research has documented that stigma and discrimination are one of the major barriers to care in the field of drug abuse worldwide. Objective: To show the findings of the international literature about specific populations that experience stigma or discrimination as one of the main barriers to care for substance abuse as well as to account for the development of public policies against stigma in mental health and addictions in consonance with goals 3, 10 and 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read More >>

Education Under Occupation: Obligations of the Occupying Power

This article is part of the series Education under Occupation, which explores the legal responsibilities of Israel with respect to the Palestinian population living under the military occupation. In the first part, we considered the framework of International Humanitarian Law, including a short tour through its history and applicable normative bodies. In the present article we will explore the obligations of the occupying power with specific attention to children’s access to education, and we will present data and statistics reflecting daily restrictions to the realization of the right to education. This study pertains to the situation in Israel and Palestine, specifically to the military occupation of Palestine by Israeli forces.

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