Global Conference for a Nuclear Free World
일시 및 장소:
2012.1.14~15 요코하마, 일본
FoE Japan, Peace Boat, Greenpeace Japan, Green Action, Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center, the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and the accident at the
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, have both had a dramatic impact
around the world. In response to this massive disaster and its tragic
consequences to people’s lives and environment, the people of Japan
are trying to take steps towards recovery. Meanwhile, the nuclear
power plant is still unstable and workers are forced to continue
working in life-threatening conditions. As the radioactive
contamination spreads, many people including children are forced to
suffer from prolonged radiation exposure, unable to evacuate due to
lack of support from the government.
It is vital that we do not continue to make the same mistakes. It is
now time for humanity to put an end to the nuclear age that started
with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In Japan, well over half the population
now supports the goal of breaking away from nuclear power. However,
many people question whether it is practically possible to bring
nuclear power to an end. For these reasons and more, Friends of the
Earth Japan, Peace Boat, Greenpeace Japan, Green Action, Citizens’
Nuclear Information Center and the Institute for Sustainable Energy
Policies, are organizing the Global Conference for a Nuclear Power
Free World in Yokohama, Japan on January 14-15, 2012.
Lack of recent media coverage threatens to diminish public attention
to the dangers of nuclear power. For this reason we are writing to
ask for your support. We would greatly appreciate the help of your
organization to encourage individuals, organizations and companies to
help, take action and participate in this vitally important conference
as a positive step towards the future. This conference will create a
venue for people from all around the world to gather in Japan and
respond to the reality of Fukushima. We will bring together the voices
of people who suffer from radiation exposure all around the world,
whether by nuclear power or nuclear weapons – “Global Hibakusha”. We
will learn from each other’s experiences to illustrate the human and
environmental consequences of the nuclear chain.
The conference will also aim to demonstrate that it is realistically
possible to create a society that is not dependent on nuclear power.
Through learning from experiences from around the world, we aim to
create a road map for the safe removal of existing nuclear power
plants, and from there, present alternative policies based on
renewable energy and propose action plans that can be implemented by
Japan and other countries.
This event will be an important and positive step for Japan and other
countries towards taking action for a nuclear power free world. The
presence of both organizations and independent citizens will show that
efforts since the disaster to learn from Fukushima have not gone
unnoticed. It is also a chance for us to show the people of
Fukushima, many of whom feel despondent about the future, that
positive action is being taken.
Please click on the following link for more information about the
conference, and thank you in advance for your support in helping to
create momentum toward a nuclear free world.