Monitoring Impacts and Communicating Health Risks after Fukushima
DATE: Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 10:00AM-1:00PM
LOCATION: Elizabeth Rose Hall, UN University Headquarters, Tokyo
The United Nations University Insitute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) cordially invites you to attend the seminar "Monitoring Impacts and Communicating Health Risks after Fukushima", to be co-organized with the UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation. This event will start at 10:00 AM on 11 November 2014.
The nuclear accident of March 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has had wide-reaching environmental, social and economic impacts. The health risks posed by the accident have been among the key concerns both in Japan and other countries, and are expected to remain the focus of public attention for many years to come. By their very nature, issues related to radiation are both relatively “unusual” and highly technical for the general public. How to monitor effectively the health impacts and communicate associated health risks thus represent key questions that scientists, experts and practitioners are facing in the process of dealing with the legacy of the disaster.
This public seminar will explore challenges and lessons learned in the process of monitoring health impacts and communicating health risks after the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi. It aims to promote open discussion incorporating perspectives from science, practitioners, civil society and the affected population.
The event will take the form of a panel discussion followed by interactive discussion with the audience.
Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
For more information and the event programme, please see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website.
We look forward to welcoming you to this event.