Energy  |  Events  |  02.03.2012

Aftershocks - Energy Policy in the Aftermath of Fukushima

One year after the Fukushima disaster, this event organised by Heinrich Boell Foundation office in Berlin in cooperation with Federation for Environment and Nature Conservation in Germany to look into the consequences of the accident in different countries. Japanese, French and German guests will discuss how the image of nuclear power has been changed, where and why governments still hold fast to nuclear power, and how nuclear phase out and energy revolution can be brought about.

EVENT: Film screening and panel discussion
DATE: 2 March 2012, 20.00
PLACE: Heinrich Boell Foundation, Schumannstr. 8, Berlin

The accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is one of the biggest nuclear disasters in history. The extent of the disaster, the radioactive emissions and the impact on humans and the environment are so severe that the accident was classified at the highest level of the international rating scale for nuclear events, the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl accident. 

How has the situation in Japan developed since the accident? Are there any chances that Japan will phase out nuclear power? Can the disastrous consequences of Fukushima push an energy revolution around the world?


  • Akiko Yoshida, Energy Campaigner, Friends of the Earth Japan
  • Mycle Schneider, nuclear expert, France
  • Hubert Weiger, Chairman, Friends of the Earth Germany
  • Juergen Trittin, Chairman, Parliamentary Group of Alliance '90/The Greens

Moderator: Dorothee Landgrebe, Advisor on Ecology at the Heinrich Boell Foundation 

Before the panel discussion the documentary "Radioactivist Protest in Japan since Fukushima" will be shown.