Disaster Risk Reduction
Identifying and fully understanding the risks associated with nuclear power is of particular concern in Japan, following the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and Fukushima nuclear reactor accident. Appropriately, the United Nation’s third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was convened in Sendai, Japan, in early 2015, and CWS played a key role in organizing a number of civil society organizations to help shape the Sendai Framework for Action, a global plan to reduce disaster risk. Through advocacy and promotions, CWS joined other Japanese groups to urge the Framework’s inclusion of both natural and man-made disaster, specifically lifting up nuclear threats. In response, Japan’s government agreed to stop saying that nuclear power plants pose little to no risk for disaster — a great achievement for all civil society groups and our CWS partners in Japan, especially.