Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Public Lecture and Seminar: The future of nuclear energy post-Fukushima

Friday 8th February, 2013

The ISS with the support of the British High Commission and Royal Norwegian Government proudly present this public lecture and seminar

The future of nuclear energy post-Fukushima

Keynote address by Mr Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

The use of nuclear energy for electricity generation has been promoted as an important means to mitigate the impact of climate change. However, the so-called nuclear energy revival has recently taken a knock following the nuclear incident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan in March 2011, which has been described as the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986. The incident resulted in several countries re-examining their nuclear programmes with some deciding to phase out nuclear power completely, and others, like South Africa, continuing with their plans to introduce or expand their nuclear infrastructure.

Yukiya Amano, as head of the IAEA, will speak on the future of nuclear energy following the Fukushima incident. The IAEA plays a key role in developing and promoting nuclear safety standards in applications of nuclear energy as well as the protection of human health and the environment against ionizing radiation. Importantly, the Agency also monitors non-compliance by states with their obligations under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and other non-proliferation agreements to ensure that the use of nuclear materials, technology and facilities is only for peaceful purposes.

Welcome: Jakkie Cilliers, Executive Director, ISS
Chair: Anton du Plessis, Deputy Executive Director, ISS
Keynote: Mr Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Respondent: Noel Stott, Senior Researcher, ISS

Event Time:
17h30 to 19h30

Event Venue:
The Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre
William Nicol Drive
Phone: +27 (0) 11 840 6600

Registration for this event it is essential and can be completed HERE

Ms Thobeka Mayekiso
Email: tmayekiso@issafrica.org
Tel: +27 (0) 82 839 4485

Noel Stott
Email: nstott@issafrica.org
Tel: +27 (0) 82 8286070

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