Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Clean Energy, Clean Science & Tech
Date: Saturday, March 03, 2018 @ 12:10:09 EST
Extract from a recent PowerPoint presentation by Andrew Michrowski, PhD, President of The Planetary Association for Clean Energy, inc. (PACE), Ottawa, Canada, titled:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and
CLEAN ENERGY, CLEAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Avoiding problems for Humanity and reconciling with the Planet
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Principally drafted by McGill University Prof. John Peters Humphrey at the request of Henri Laugier (with Free French) when he became the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations as of 1946. The UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the Declaration on December 10, 1948. John Humphrey oversaw 67 international conventions and constitutions of dozens of nations, including the status of women, Amnesty International and participated in international commissions of inquiry. He was the first Director of the UN Division of Human Rights, a step towards what has since 2006 become the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Article 27: Everyone has the right [ ...] to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: implications
World Bank goal: a world free [from] lack of basic human needs, such as food, water, shelter, freedom, access to education, healthcare, or employment.[
Common ground (including NGOs): Improve quality of life for individuals or communities.
World-wide energy crisis prevents attainment of these rights and goals, due to cost & deployment restrictions
CHALLENGE: Ensure sharing of scientific advancement and its benefits world-wide
Defining Clean Energy
Scientist Canadian Senator Chesley W. Carter, M.Sc. while chair of Senate standing committees on Science and Health in the early 1970s co-founded an international collaborative network of advanced scientific thinking to define and to identify & review advanced clean energy technologies – not only how they perform but also why they do so.
Clean energy systems are defined as those:
* which draw on natural supply,
* which are universal in application,
* which are inexpensive
* which do not cause polluting residue.
Contact PACE for the entire presentation here or:
Planetary Association for Clean Energy, Inc.
100 Bronson Avenue, Suite 1001, Ottawa, Ontario K1R6G8