Wednesday, 05. February 2020 /

World Nuclear Waste Report (WNWR) - Focus Europe

Brussels Launch

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Wed, 05. Feb 2020,
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Heinrich Böll Stiftung Brussels - European Union

The first edition of the World Nuclear Waste Report (WNWR) – Focus Europe assesses how much waste countries have generated, how much is stored and disposed of. It provides an overview about the estimated costs for management, storage and disposal of nuclear waste and how governments try to secure funding for these costs. Finally, the report presents a short history of how countries worldwide have been struggling up until today to advance in the search for repositories.

The report offers a selection of country studies, including the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Wednesday, 5 Feburary 2020


09:30 - 13:00


Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union 
Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Bruxelles (7th floor)



Registration & Coffee



  • Mark Weinmeister, Secretary of State of European Affairs of the State of Hessen
  • Ellen Ueberschär, President Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung


Nuclear waste - a challenge for more than one generation

  • Rebecca Harms, former Member of European Parliament (Greens/EFA Group)


The World Nuclear Waste Report – Focus Europe

  • Introduction & Overview: Gordon MacKerron, Co-Author, Director of Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex
  • Methodology: Arne Jungjohann, Editor and Coordinator of the World Nuclear Waste Report


Europe’s nuclear waste stock piles

  • Origins & Classifications: Gordon MacKerron, Co-Author, Director of Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex
  • Nuclear Waste Management Concepts: Johan Swahn, Co-Author, Director of MKG, the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review
  • Quantities of Waste: Ben Wealer, Co-Author, Research Associate at Berlin Institute of Technology, guest researcher the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)


  • Jutta Paulus, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA Group
  • Mycle Schneider, International Consultant, Convening Lead Author of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report


  • Mark Johnston

12:00               Q&A

12:30               Light Lunch


Working language: English

Please register until 31 January 2020.


With the friendly support of the Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union

This report would not have been possible without the generous support of a diverse group of friends and partners, in particular – listed in alphabetical order – the Altner-Combecher-Stiftung, Bäuerliche Notgemeinschaft Trebel, Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz (BUND), Bürgerinitiative Umweltschutz Lüchow-Dannenberg e.V., Climate Core and Greens/EFA MEPs Group in the European Parliament, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and its offices in Berlin, Brussels, Paris, Prague and Washington DC, KLAR! Schweiz, Annette und Wolf Römmig, and the Swiss Energy Foundation.




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