23 Février 2016
23 Feb (NucNet): The European Nuclear Society’s (ENS) Pime 2016 award for communication excellence in the nuclear sector was won by the ‘Nuclear For Climate’ campaign, an initiative created jointly by the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN), the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and ENS, and supported by more than 140 members. The campaign aimed to promote the role nuclear power plays in the fight against climate change. The award was announced on 16 February, the final day of the Pime (Public Materials Information Exchange) conference in the Romanian capital Bucharest. The conference included plenary sessions and workshops on social media, lobbying, communications strategies, and engaging with stakeholders and environmentalists. In a keynote speech, ENS secretary-general Jean-Pol Poncelet told the conference that “anti-nuclear challenges” during the forthcoming Chernobyl and Fukushima anniversaries must be tackled by communicators “transparently and with full honesty”. The next Pime conference will take place on 20-22 March 2017 in the Netherlands, hosted by the Dutch Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste (Covra).
14 - 17 February 2016 in Bucharest, Romania
PIME Award for Communications Excellence
Winner of the Pime 2016 Award:
Initiative Nuclear for Climate
Initiated by the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN) Nuclear for Climate (N4C) is a global grassroots initiative involving nuclear associations, scientific societies and industry forums, nearly 150 organizations worldwide gathering more than 100 000 scientists, technicians, engineers, professional of nuclear energy.
In the perspective of the Paris climate summit in December 2015, the COP21, the initiative has helped to coordinate national and international actions of the various associations. The initiative ederated around a common message:
"Nuclear energy is part of the solution for fighting climate change".
Nuclear for Climate’s partners
Through its members, Nuclear for Climate stands as spokesperson of the scientists and employees of the nuclear sector. Thanks to scientific associations, N4C brings a credible contribution to the climate change fight. With, in particular its young professionals, the nuclear sector has a human face, friendly, future-oriented, which contrasts with the traditional image of "nuclear lobby".
The initiative was officially launched September 16, 2014 on the sidelines of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna (Austria), with 12 partners: SFEN (France), FORATOM & ENS, Belgian Nuclear Forum (Belgium), WNA, NEI & ANS (US), JAIF (Japan), KNS (Korea), AERB (Brazil), CNS (China), NIA (UK), CNA (Canada) and IYNC, the global network of young generations of nuclear power, with more than 40 local networks.
Today Nuclear for Climate brings together 147 organizations from 57 countries, including 9 international associations (ENS, FORATOM, LAS-ANS (Latin America), WiN Europe, WFEO, WNA, INSC, IYNC, WiN Global).
Presentations from the short-listed candidates for the 2016 PIME Award for Communications Excellence:
And now a bit from the TEPCO document :
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