The Nuclear Elephant: Amsterdam Friday 3 March

The Netherlands are moving firmly towards a CO2 – neutral 2050. The climate objectives require an energy transition that forces us to make choices to establish a sustainable energy mix. Not only the CO2 emission but also security of supply, economic growth and quality of life play an important role.

Friday, March 3rd, the Stichting KernVisie organises the symposium The Nuclear Elephant at De Nieuwe Liefde (The New Love) in Amsterdam. On this day we would like to start a discussion about the elephant in the climate debate: how to deal with nuclear energy as a CO2 emission-free energy source.

How big is the hunger for energy in the Netherlands and in the rest of the world? What does a sustainable energy mix look like? How indispensable is nuclear energy, now and in the future? Do we want and do we dare to change our opinion? What are the objections against and risks of nuclear energy? National and international speakers, together with the audience, will address these and other questions.

Committed supporters, strong opponents, critical skeptics and curious knowledge seekers. We would like to meet you at The Nuclear Elephant. The number of places are limited, so don’t miss your chance to be part of the discussion on The Nuclear Elephant.

There’s an elephant in the room: a nuclear elephant!

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.        Stephen Tindale , executive director of the Alvin Weinberg Foundation, and former Executive Director of Greenpeace in Britain

.        Partanen Rauli  and  Janne Korhonen , independent scientists and authors include  Climate Gamble | Is Anti-Nuclear Activism endangering Our Future?

.        Kirsty Gogan , Founder and President of Energy for Humanity, in 2016 nominated for the ‘Green NGO of the Year’ award in 2016.

.        Anouk ter Brugge , Chairman Dutch Young Generation. Represented the European Young Generation at the recent climate summit in Morocco.

.        Pier Stapersma , working since 2012 as a senior for the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP) in The Hague).

The New Love
Da Costa Kade 102
1053 WP Amsterdam

Date:   Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Time:         09:30 to 16:00

A complete overview of the program, the speakers and the location can be found at

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