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Alliance of Right Livelihood Award Laureates Demands Global Nuclear Phase Out

Joint International Statement of Laureates of the “Alternative Nobel Prize” and Members of the World Future Council on Japanese Nuclear Disaster

Hamburg/Stockholm, 29 March 2011. In a joint statement 50 laureates of the Right Livelihood Award and members of the World Future Council demand a global nuclear phase out. “Nuclear power is neither the answer to modern energy problems nor a panacea for climate change challenges. There is no solution of problems by creating more problems,” states the declaration issued by experts, activists, politicians, clergy, entrepreneurs and scientists from 26 countries.

Among the signees are Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai from Kenya, environmental activist Vandana Shiva and Ashok Khosla, Co-President of the Club of Rome, both from India, Maude Barlow, UN Consultant from Canada, Hafsat Abiola-Costello, human rights activist from Nigeria, Alexander Likhotal from Russia, President of the Green Cross International, Francisco Whitaker Ferreira from Brazil, Co-Founder of the World Social Forum and Erwin Kräutler, Austrian and bishop in Brazil. The full statement can be found here.

“To get a grip on climate change and on nuclear threats is not a technological challenge. It is a psychological and political challenge,” says Jakob von Uexkull, Founder of the Right Livelihood Award and the World Future Council. “With this declaration we want to demonstrate how strong the worldwide support for a global nuclear phase out is. We believe that a crisis can always be a chance for change.”

Contact:

Ina Neuberger
Media und Communication, World Future Council Foundation
Mexikoring 29, 22297 Hamburg, Deutschland
Tel.: +49 (0)40 30 70 914-16
ina.neuberger@worldfuturecouncil.org

Birgit Jaeckel
Right Livelihood Award Foundation
Box 15072, 104 65 Stockholm, Schweden
Mobile: +49 170 24 49 348
birgit@rightlivelihood.org

 

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Joint Statement on the Japanese Nuclear Disaster

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