International Year of Sustainable Energy – 2012

Let me appreciate the efforts of the editorial board of the journal which worked extremely hard to live up to the expectations of the anthropology community by bringing out the very first issue of HUMAN BIOLOGY REVIEW during January 2012 as promised.

The year 2012 has been designated as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All by the United Nations General Assembly. As per UN estimates about 1.4 billion people have no access to modern energy sources whereas another 3 billion people use traditional biomass and conventional energy for fuel. Celebrating 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All comes as a great reminder to humanity to conserve energy and use it more efficiently with great care and wisdom. Starting the journal in 2012 thus augurs well for the scientific community and the people together. Efforts must be made to make inclusive development so that the people who have been marginalized should be brought under the ambit of development. In achieving sustainable development, the anthropologists have far greater responsibilities to fulfill. The physical and social anthropologists come face to face with the real situations of the people and make efforts to understand the mindset of all the sections of the society. The research conducted by anthropologists and social scientists in general and biological anthropologists in particular would go a long way in addressing various problems facing humanity in its every niche and corner. It is earnestly hoped that the scientific community will extend its full support to the journal by involving itself in various stages of the generation of scientific research and its publication.

Professor S. P. Singh, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Human Biology Review
Former Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences,
Punjabi University, Patiala, India


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