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One year after Fukushima catastrophe

One year after 3/11: First anniversary of the Fukushima Catastrophe

Event
Conference
Date
7 March 2012 from 10:00 to 17:30
Place
European Parliament
Room ASP1G3, 60 rue Wiertz, 1047 Brussels
07.03.2012

Documentation

 

 

PROGRAMME (All times are local)

6 March 2012 – 18:30 - Film screening

Welcome

World Premiere of "Recits de Fukushima" ("Stories from Fukushima") by Alain de Halleux

"Mapping Fukushima" by Kiyoshi Nanasawa et. al. Followed by debate.

Hosted by Rebecca Harms, President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament and Michèle Rivasi, MEP
With remarks of Kenichi Hasegawa, Leader of Maeda district, Iitate village, Fukushima Prefecture

7 March 2012 - all day - conference

10:00-10:15

Welcome and Introduction

Rebecca Harms, President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament:

10:15-10:45

Special Keynote Speech

Eisaku SATO, former governor of the Fukushima Prefecture
A man-made disaster – About origins and responsibilities

10:45- 12:30

The Fukushima Disaster and Impacts

  • Rebecca Harms, President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament: Moderation
  • Masashi Goto, Dr. of Engineering, University Lecturer, former Toshiba reactor designer
    Accident Origin: earthquake or tsunami? The current state on site: Stabilization, really?
  • Kenichi Hasegawa, Leader of Maeda district, Iitate village, Fukushima Prefecture
    Consequences for life in the Fukushima region
  • Keith Baverstock, Docent in the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Eastern Finland: Source term and exposure limits
  • Aileen Mioko Smith, Board Member of Green Action
    Environmental impacts, food safety, information policy and the role of NGOs

12:30-14:00
Lunch break

14:00-16:00

Consequences of the Disaster in Japan, Europe and the World

  • Yannick Jadot, MEP: Moderation
  • Steve Thomas, Professor of Energy Studies, University of Greenwich
    Economics of nuclear power
  • Gueorgui Kastchiev, senior scientist at the University of Vienna, former head of the Bulgarian Nuclear Safety Authority
    Nuclear safety

Nuclear propaganda and public opinion

  • Bart Staes, MEP: Moderation
  • Akira Kawasaki, Peace Boat Executive Committee member
  • Eloi Glorieux, nuclear campaigner Greenpeace Belgium

Impact in selected countries

  • Mycle Schneider, Independent Consultant on Energy and Nuclear Policy
    Overview and outlook

16:00-17:30

Sustainable Energy Future - Get it done!

  • Bart Staes, MEP: Moderation
  • Claude Turmes, MEP: What has to be done on the political level
  • Which challenges, which opportunities
    • Eddie O'Connor, COE Mainstream Renewable Power
    • Aileen Mioko Smith, Executive Director of Green Apple
    • Tobias Münchmeyer, Polical Unit Deputy Director Greenpeace Germany
    • Jan Beránek, Head of Nuclear Campaign Greenpeace International

17:30

Conclusion

  • Bas Eickhout, MEP

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More information:

Rebecca Harms

Co-President
Tel. Brussels +32-2-2845695
Fax Brussels +32-2-2849695
Tel. Strasbourg +33-3-88175695
Fax Strasbourg +33-3-88179695