1986-2016: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Accident

26 April 2016 marked 30 years since the Chernobyl accident in the former USSR. 

UN Agencies Mark Chernobyl Anniversary With Launch of US$2.5-million Project: https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/un-agencies-mark-chernobyl-anniversary-launch-us25-million-project

The Chernobyl Project: http://www-ns.iaea.org/projects/chernobyl.asp

United Nations and Chernobyl: http://chernobyl.undp.org/english/

 

1986-2016: 30th Anniversary of Chernobyl Accident

Resurgence of Nuclear Power: Challenges and Opportunities for Asia 

Energy Studies Programme

School of International Studies, JNU

Invites you to

 National Seminar on

“Resurgence of Nuclear Power: Challenges and Opportunities for Asia”

Venue: Kunzru Seminar Hall

2nd Floor, School of International Studies I , JNU

Date: 19th April 2016

Time: 09:30- 18:00

As energy related emissions play a key role in the increase of anthropogenic greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, critical measures are being adopted by countries to limit the usage of carbon intensive fossil fuel sources. Consequently, demand for non-conventional fuels is increasing and energy sources such as nuclear and renewable are gaining greater importance in the energy mix. However nuclear energy sector faces multitude of challenges across the world and specifically in Asia. Despite being a mature technology and in use for over fifty years its vulnerability to accidents arising out of human error as well as other security threats continued to escalate apprehensions about safety and reliability of nuclear power.

The debate on the pros and cons of nuclear energy has been ongoing. In this backdrop, the seminar organised by the Energy Studies Program of School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, is aimed at discussing various views on the relevance of nuclear power and its feasibility as a long-term energy alternative in developing Asia and especially in India.

Programme

Registration 09-30 onward

Session I     : Opening Session

Keynote Address : Resurgence of Nuclear Power: Challenges and Opportunities for Asia

Session II : Changing Dynamics of Global Nuclear Energy Sector

Session III : Nuclear Energy in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges

Session IV : Nuclear New Build in India: Public Sentiments, Regulatory issues, Liability, and Environmental Concerns

Session V  : Key Academic and Policy Takeaway

Contact:

Dr. Nanda Kumar Janardhanan, Energy Studies Programme, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Ph: +91-98689 22296, Email: nandakumar@mail.jnu.ac.in

Resurgence of Nuclear Power: Challenges and Opportunities for Asia 

Workshop on ‘Nuclear Liability, Compensation and Insurance’

Government, Industry and Civil Society Engagement

Workshop

Practice of Nuclear Liability, Compensation and Insurance: National and International Experience

5-6 August 2016

Gujarat National Law University Campus, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Organized by: Gujarat National Law University & TERI University

Supported by: Nuclear Law Association

 Objective

  1. To comprehend causes of nuclear accident from a technical and regulatory perspective through nuclear accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima, and incidents in India
  2. Understand the international law relating to nuclear liability, insurance and compensation and the changes that are been sought as part of modernisation
  3. Learn the legal and policy framework on nuclear liability and compensation in India
  4. Know how insurance mechanisms are formulated, evolved and practised; experiences from OECD, United States and India
  5. Hear the voices of stake-holders consisting of operator, suppliers, vendors and civil society

Participants

Nuclear industry, suppliers & vendors; energy consultants & researchers; lawyers; media; civil society; insurance & re-insurance company; students

Contact

Ms Harsha Rajwanshi, Assistant Professor, Gujarat National Law University <hrajwanshi@gnlu.ac.in>

Workshop Director:

M P Ram Mohan, Associate Professor, TERI University & President, Nuclear Law Association, <mprmohan@teri.res.in>

Workshop on ‘Nuclear Liability, Compensation and Insurance’

Public policy expert Dr Noriko Endo joins NLA

NLA announces the appointment of Dr Noriko Endo as NLA’s “Knowledge Contributor”.

Profile of Dr Noriko Endo

Noriko Endo is an expert in public policy, specializing in energy and environment policy. She is currently Project Professor at Keio University. She advises major Japanese corporations and public entities on cross-border strategies concerning energy, the environment, and economic issues. At Keio University, Endo currently lectures on environment and energy theory.

The Japanese government appointed her as a member of the Industrial Structure Council in July 2013, Fiscal System Council in March 2014, Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy in May 2014, and Special Committee on New Clear Compensation Scheme in April 2015. The University of Tokyo and Waseda University invited her as visiting researcher in September 2013 and in April 2015.

She draws on her experience as a journalist with a career spanning nearly 20 years, and she served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of The Diamond Weekly (2006-2011). Prior to joining The Diamond Weekly she worked for Kinzai, an affiliated research body of Japan’s Ministry of Finance where she gained first-hand experience in understanding government policy.

Endo obtained her Ph. D. in Energy Science at Kyoto University. Her doctoral thesis, which proposes innovative approaches to disaster risk management after Fukushima entitled “The Study of Japan’s Nuclear Damage Compensation Scheme” was published on September 27th by Iwanami Shoten, Publishers. It was awarded the 34th Energy Forum Grand Prize. She was the recipient of the Osaragi Jiro Prize for Scholarly Writing, and is a prominent critic in Japan.

Public policy expert Dr Noriko Endo joins NLA

India ratifies the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), 1997

Feb 04, 2016

India submits the Instrument of Ratification of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), 1997: Details

Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), 1997: Full text

Declarations/reservations made by India and other parties: Details

India ratifies the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), 1997