Reconstruction after Nuclear Disaster? – Speech by JCC2015’s co-chair at the Ministerial Roundtable

Press Release

March 16th 2015

Reconstruction after Nuclear Disaster?

Speech by JCC2015’s co-chair at the Ministerial Roundtable “Reconstruction after Disasters: Build Back Better” during the 3rd UN WCDRR

During the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, Mr. OHASHI Masaaki, co-chair of Japan CSO Coalition for 2015 WCDRR (JCC2015), the largest Japanese CSO network active for disaster risk reduction, made a 3-minute speech at the Ministerial Roundtable “Reconstruction after Disaster: Build Back Better”, held 10:00-13:00 on 15th March.

“It is clear for us that if the people’s experience of, and lessons from, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster were properly shared with us beforehand, the magnitudes of our scarcity and dismay could be much less”, said

OHASHI, who has extensive experience in humanitarian assistance in Kosovo, Bangladesh and Tohoku region in Japan.

The concept of “Build Back Better” is only appropriate when the preparation for nuclear and industrial disasters is prioritized by governments who aim to construct such facilities for future power generation.

“I sincerely hope that UNISDR and/or the appropriate UN organizations, together with concerned governments will seriously look into how the Build Back Better approach is applied to nuclear and industrial disasters”, concludes OHASHI.

For OHASHI’s full speech, see here.

Contact:

Aoi Horiuchi (Mr.)

Secretary-General, Japan CSO Coalition for 2015WCDRR

c/o 5th Avaco Building 2-3-18 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051 Japan

Tel: +81-3-5292-2911

Email: wcdrr3@jcc2015.net

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