Remembrance for the Future"
SUNDAY 23 APRIL 2006
Rebecca Harms – Member of the European Parliament and an important spokesperson of the (West-)German anti-nuclear movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Germany
Bio: Rebecca Harms is the Head of Greens list for the 2004 European election campaign, a Member of the NDR Broadcasting Council and an Advisory Committee member for the Association of Hydro-Electric, and an Environment Committee member for the Toto-Lotto Foundation in Lower Saxony. She is also a filmmaker and a landscape gardener. She serves on a number of delegations and committees including Member Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Member Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, Substitute Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, and the Substitute Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.
Tetyana Murza-- Ecoclub, Ukraine
Bio: Tetyana Murza is the Chernobyl +20: Remembrance for the Future Conference Coordinator and also serves as a representative of NIRS/WISE in Ukraine. She is a Deputy Director and Energy Campaigner with Ecoclub, an environmental non-profit group, where she has worked intermittently since 1989, most recently as National Coordinator of the International Energy Brigades Project for Ukraine. From 2002-2004 she worked and volunteered with Climate Solutions (USA), Nuclear Energy Information Service (USA), the Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago (Chornobyl exhibit) and Nuclear Information and Resource Service (USA). She holds a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from Evergreen State College and a Specialist degree in Ecology and Environmental Protection from the Ukrainian State University of Water Management and Nature Conservation
MONDAY 24 APRIL 2006
Ralf Fücks – Board of Directors of Heinrich Boell Foundation, Germany
Bio: Ralf Fücks is a member of the
executive board of the Heinrich Boell Foundation.
Bio: see above
Bio: Michael Mariotte is the Executive Director of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Washington, DC. He is the former general manager and managing editor of the Washington City Paper and has published in the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsday, Baltimore Sun, Multinational Monitor, and many others. As the chief spokesperson for NIRS, Michael Mariotte is widely quoted and has testified in the United States Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on radioactive waste transportation issues, radioactive metals “recycling;” the future of the nuclear power industry; “one-step” reactor licensing and others. He has also testified before the Maryland State Senate; the Hungarian Parliament; Bulgarian nuclear and government officials; spoken to the National Association of Science, Technology & Society national conference; the Midwest Universities Energy Consortium conference; the Chernobyl 10th anniversary conference, Kiev, Ukraine; and numerous other international, regional and local conferences, protests, and events. Michael Mariotte edited The Nuclear Monitor newsletter (1985-2002) and other NIRS publications. He joined NIRS in February 1985.
Prof. Dimitry Hrodzinsky – National Commission on the radioactive protection of the people of Ukraine, Ukraine.
Bio: Dimitry Hrodzinsky is a world-renowned scientist and public figure, doctor of biology, professor, academician of the National Academy of Sciences. He worked as an expert with the UN FAO, and chaired biophysics and radiobiology departments in Kyiv National University. He delivers lecture courses at the biology department of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University; he also lectured at Kyiv Mohyla Academy University and Solomon University. He has been working in the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, first as a research fellow, then as the head of the biophysics and radiobiology department, director of the Plants Physiology Institute, secretary academician of the General Biology Division. Dr. Hrodzynsky is the chairman of the Ukrainian Radiobiological Society and of the All-Ukrainian Association of Plant Biologists. He is the chairman of the National Commission for Radiation Protection of the Ukrainian Population under the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. He took active part in elimination of Chornobyl NPP accident consequences. He was awarded with the State Prize of Ukraine in science and technology for two times. Dr. Hrodzynsky is the Honored Worker of Science of Ukraine; he created the biological systems reliability theory, and founded the world-renown scientific school in plant radiobiology. He is the author of more than 700 scientific works including more than 20 scientific monographs, a number of patents, reference books and dictionaries. He is the author of Radiobiology textbook, and a co-author of Biophysics and Bionics textbooks.
Renate Künast - Floor Leader, Alliance 90/The Greens, Germany
Bio: Renate Künast is Chairwoman of the parliamentary group Alliance 90/the Greens. She studied social work in Düsseldorf and worked as a social worker in the penal institution of Berlin-Tegel from 1977 to 1979. She subsequently studied law, graduating in 1985 with the second state examination as a lawyer. She joined the Alternative List of West Berlin in 1979 and has assumed various functions for the Party since then. She acted as parliamentary group chairwoman during the Red/Green Coalition in Berlin. Following the end of the Red/Green senate coalition, Künast continued to serve as a Member of Parliament in the parliamentary group of the Alliance 90/the Greens, first as a chairwoman until 1993 and then as a legal policy spokeswoman. On 24 June 2000 Renate Künast was elected chairwoman of the federal party executive of the Alliance 90/the Greens. She was Federal Minister of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture from 12 January 2001 to 04 October 2005.
Panel I: CHORNOBYL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES
Dr. Ian Fairlie, Independent Consultant on Radiation in the Environment, UK
Bio: Dr. Ian Fairlie served as Secretary to the UK Government’s Committee Examining the Radiation Risks of Internal Emitters, CERRIE. Dr Fairlie has degrees in Chemistry and Radiation Biology and doctoral studies on the radiological impact of nuclide discharges from the UK nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield. He has acted as consultant to the European Parliament, WHO, the BNFL National Stakeholder Dialogue, and local authorities in a number of countries. He previously worked for various UK regulatory agencies including the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Food Standards Agency. Dr Fairlie will address the conference as an independent consultant on radiation in the environment.
Prof. Dimitry Hrodzinsky – National Commission on the radioactive protection of the people of Ukraine, Ukraine
Bio: see above
Prof. Alexey Yablokov – Chairman of political party “Green Russia”, Russia
Bio: Prof. Alexey Yablokov is a Prof. Corresponding Member (Biology) for the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Hon. Member of the American Academy Art and Science. A. Yablokov is a leader in the environmental movement in Russia and the Former Soviet Union. His activities include conservation and population biology, radioecology, eco-politics, and applied ecology. A. Yablokov is the author of more than 460 scientific publications. From 1989 - 1991 he served as a People's Deputy (MP) of the USSR, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Ecology, USSR Supreme Soviet; from 1988 - 1990 he was Co-Founder and Chairman of Greenpeace USSR, Moscow; from1991 - 1993 he was the Counselor for Ecology and Public Health to the Russian President; From 1993 -1997 he served as Chairman of the Interagency Commission on Ecological Security, and also National Security Council of Russian Federation; from 1993 – 2005 He has served as Founder and President in the Center for Russian Environmental Policy; From 1998 - Chairman, The Program of Nuclear and Radiation Safety, and International Socio-Ecological Union and Center for Russian Environmental Policy; In 2000 Yablokov became Regional Councilor for East Europe, North and Central Asia, The World Conservation Union –IUCN; and in 2005 he became Chairman of “Green Russia” a political party (currently under organization).
Workshop I A: Environmental Impact and Status of Reactor Site
Dr. Ed Lyman, Senior Staff Scientist in the Global Security programme, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), USA
Bio: Dr.Ed Lyman is a senior scientist in the Global Security program at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, DC, a position he has held since May 2003. Before coming to UCS, he was president of the Nuclear Control Institute, a Washington-based organization committed to nuclear nonproliferation. He earned a doctorate in physics from Cornell University in 1992. From 1992 to 1995, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University's Center for Energy and Environmental Studies (now the Science and Global Security Program). His research focuses on the prevention of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism. He has published articles and letters in journals and magazines including Science, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and Science and Global Security. He is an active member of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management. He has testified numerous times in hearings related to nuclear energy policy and security, and is often an invited lecturer on the topic.
I B: Collective and Individual Dose Evaluations
Prof. Keith Baverstock, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kuopio, Finland, formerly WHO, United Kingdom
Bio: Prof. Keith Baverstock is a graduate of London University, and headed the Radiation Protection Programme at the World Health Organisation´s Regional Office for Europe from 1991 to 2003. Initially at the European Centre for Environment and Health in Rome, Italy since its foundation in 1991 and then from 1998 at a dedicated project office in Helsinki for nuclear emergencies and public health and finally in 2002 he transferred to the WHO’s European Centre for Environment and Health located in Bonn where he was the Regional Advisor for Radiation and Public Health. He is currently a docent in the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences of the University of Kuopio, Finland where he lectures on the effects of ionising radiation. In 2001 he was a member of a UN mission conducting the situation analysis on the Chernobyl affected regions of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The mission report “The Human Consequences of the Chernobyl Accident: a Strategy for Recovery” was published by the UN in 2002. From November 2003 to April 2005 he served on the UK Committee for Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). Opposing the politicization and misuse of science, encountered in both WHO and CoRWM, is now one of his major interests.
Dr. Ian Fairlie, Independent Consultant on Radiation in the Environment, UK
Bio: see above
I C: General State of Health After Chornobyl
Dr. Angelina Nyagu, President of Physicians of Chernobyl
Bio: Dr Angelina Nyagu (PhD, Dr Med. Sci, Professor) is President of the International Association “Physicians of Chernobyl”. She has an extensive research and publication record especially in the study of health and the psychological consequences after Chernobyl catastrophe, having written more than 300 journal articles, books and book chapters, work papers, and conference papers. She has been the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Radiation Medicine since 1999. Angelina Nyagu has extensive experience teaching, supervising and handling course administration for 12 academic credits at postgraduate level PhD and Dr. Med. Sci. She is the leader of Neuropsychiatric Research in all National Programs dealing with the minimization of health consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe in Ukraine and the former USSR. Dr Nyagu has organized a number of Chernobyl related conferences and serves on numerous professional bodies, including the International Association «Physicians of Chernobyl» (Ukraine); the International Society for Risk Analysis (Sweden); and International Society of Radio Pathologists (WHO).
Alex Kuzma, Children of Chornobyl Relief Fund, Ukraine
Bio: Alex Kuzma is the Executive Director of the Children of Chernobyl Relief & Development Fund. He has developed hospital partnerships in 14 oblasts of Ukraine and helped to secure millions of dollars worth of medical technology, pharmaceuticals and humanitarian assistance for Ukrainian hospitals. He was appointed by Ambassador of Ukraine Yuri Shcherbak to serve as National Coordinator for the Chernobyl Challenge ’96 campaign commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster. He also testified at Congressional hearings as an expert witness on the Chernobyl aftermath. He organized a charity ice gala featuring Olympic and World Champions Viktor Petrenko, Brian Boitano, Sasha Cohen, Ekaterina Gordeeva and other international skating stars at the International Skating Center of Connecticut and at the Danbury Ice Arena, raising over $180,000 (net) for CCRDF. He also worked with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (USA) to dramatically improve living conditions in two orphanages housing severely disabled children in Znamianka and Zaluchya.
Anna Golubovska-Onisimova – President, Mama 86, Ukraine
Bio: Anna Golubovska-Onisimova is a co-founder (1990) and current President of the National Environmental NGO “MAMA-86” which works to establish the environmental and social preconditions for Ukraine’s transition to sustainable development. As well, she is one of the leaders of the NGO antinuclear movement in Ukraine. Previously Anna worked as a consultant for the OECD Environmental Directorate, Non-member countries division. In 2004, she obtained an Masters degree on Environmental Management from EPCEM, Free University, Amsterdam. From June 2001 - December 2002 she worked as a Deputy Director of the Environmental Policy Department in the Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine and chaired the Working Group of Senior Officials “Environment for Europe” responsible for the preparation of the 5th Ministerial Conference held in Kyiv, 21-23 May 2003. From 1991-2001 she worked as an Executive Director of MAMA-86. The National Academy of Arts of Ukraine conferred her first degree, in architecture, in 1987.
Workshop I D: Different Kinds of Cancer
Prof. W. Köhnlein, Institute for Radiation Biology, Münster
Bio: Prof. W. kohnlein is secretary of the Network: South - East- North - West (SNOW e.V.). He became a University Professor for Radiation Biology and Biophysics at the Medical Faculty of the University in 1974. A prolific author, he has about 200 scientific publications and has contributed to a number of books as author and editor. In 1994 he was elected head of the Department of Radiation Biology. Wolfgang Kohnlein has organized several national and international conferences on low Dose radiation effects. In 1999 he was elected from the German government as member of the National Radiation Protection Commission. He served as vice Chairmen of that Commission and chaired the Subcommittee on Radiation Risk Assessment. In 2000 He was nominated by the German Government to be a member of the German delegation to the United Nation Scientific Committee on Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). In 2001, S-N-O-W was awarded the prize “Konziliarer Prozess” by the Protestant Church of Westfalia.
Carmel Mothersill, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Bio: Carmel Mothersill, is a Professor and the CRC Chair in the Department of Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences in McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. From 1995-2003 she served as Scientific Director of the Radiation and Environmental Science Centre at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin Ireland. She received her B.Sc. (Hons), in Zoology (Biochemistry minor with distinction) from the University College, Dublin in 1972, her Ph.D. from University College Dublin and The Agricultural Institute, Dunsinea, Dublin in 1976 and a DSc(Honorary) from Heriot Watt University Edinburgh, Scotland. She was awarded the Timofeeff-Ressovsky Medal in September 2005 at a NATO ARW in Yerevan. She is a Royal Irish Academy of Medicine medallist (St Luke’s Lecturer) in 1987 (awarded for outstanding research in Ireland on cancer).
Workshop I E: Non-Cancer Effects
Dr. Angelika Claussen, IPPNW, Germany
Bio: Dr. med. Angelika Claussen is doctor for psychology and psychotherapy. Since 1987, she is member of the organisation and since 2003 vice president of the German section of IPPNW. Dr. Angelika Claussen is 53 years old, married and has two children. Her political activities focus on Iraq, nuclear weapons, stopping the use of nuclear power as well as human rights/refugees. She is in contact with human rights foundation in Turkey, the chamber of doctors there and she additionally works as process observer there. Angelika Claussen shares a cabinet for psychology and psychotherapy with two colleagues in Bielefeld. Closely connected to her work is her personal interest on consequences of torture and refugee on humans.
Panel II: NUCLEAR ENERGY TODAY – “OPINIONS, MYTHS AND FACTS”
Antony Froggatt: Global perspectives for nuclear power (including "nuclear reactor hazards"), Independent European Energy Consultant, United Kingdom
Bio: Antony Froggatt is an independent Consultant on European Energy Policy. Antony has been working as a freelance consultant on energy and nuclear issues in the EU and neighbouring states since 1997. He has worked extensively on EU policy issues for European Governments, the European Commission and Parliament, environmental NGOs and commercial bodies. He has given evidence to inquiries and hearings in the parliaments of Austria, Germany and the EU. He has also worked extensively with environmental groups in Eastern Europe, particularly in the run up to enlargement, helping to establish a network on energy efficiency. Furthermore, he is a regular speaker at conferences, universities and training programmes across the region and the EU. Previously, Antony worked for nine years as a nuclear campaigner and coordinator for Greenpeace International.
Shaun Burnie, Greenpeace International: Dangers of nuclear reprocessing, nuclear waste and proliferation
Bio: Shaun Burnie is Coordinator of Greenpeace International nuclear campaigns. He has worked on nuclear issues since 1984, joining Greenpeace International in 1991. While working on general nuclear issues he has specialized in opposing reprocessing and plutonium fuel use, in Europe, the United States, and in East Asia, in particular in Japan and Korea. He first visited Chernobyl in 1996. He has represented Greenpeace at international forums, including the NPT Review and Extension Conference, the International Maritime Organization and International Atomic Energy Agency.
Workshop II A: Nuclear Economics
Yury Urbansky, Bankwatch, Ukraine
Bio: Yury Urbansky represents NECU in
the Ukrainian NGOs Working Group on Climate
Steve Thomas, Senior Research Fellow at the Public Services International Research Unit, University of Greenwich, London, United kingdom
Bio: Steve Thomas is a Senior Research Fellow at the Public Services International Research Unit in the University of Greenwich, London, where he leads the energy research. He has worked as an independent energy policy researcher for more than 20 years. From 1979-2000, he was a member of the Energy Policy Programme at SPRU, University of Sussex and in 2001, he spent 10 months as a visiting researcher in the Energy Planning Programme at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Energy Policy (since 2000), the International Journal of Regulation and Governance (since 2001), Energy and Environment (since 2002) and Utilities Policy (since 2003), and he is a founder member of a network of academics in Northern European countries (the REFORM group) examining policy aspects of the liberalization of energy systems. He was a member of the team appointed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to carry out the official economic due diligence study for the project to replace the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (1997). Stephan Thomas was also a member of an international panel appointed by the South African Department of Minerals and Energy to carry out a study of the technical and economic viability of a new design of nuclear power plant, the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (2001-02).
Workshop II B: Nuclear Wastes and Nuclear Reprocessing
Kevin Kamps, NIRS, USA
Bio: Kevin Kamps has served as nuclear waste specialist at the Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS) in Washington, D.C. since June 1999. Here his focus is on high-level radioactive waste issues, particularly government and industry efforts to dump commercial irradiated fuel rods on Skull Valley Goshutes Indian land in Utah and on Western Shoshone Indian land at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Before joining NIRS, Kevin founded and directed the “World Tree,” a multi-cultural community center for peace, justice and Mother Earth in Kalamazoo, Michigan from 1996 to 1999. His main work there was the Chernobyl Children’s Project, which brought groups of visually impaired children from radioactively contaminated regions of Belarus to the U.S. for medical attention and recreation. In 1995, Kevin took part in the Walk Across Europe for a Nuclear-Free World, a 3,500 mile international peace march from Brussels, Belgium to Moscow, Russia concerned with nuclear weapons issues and the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. In 1992, Kevin took part in the 3,500 mile Walk Across America for Mother Earth from New York City to Nevada to end nuclear weapons testing and radioactive waste dumping on Western Shoshone Indian land at the Nevada Test Site.
Sergiy Kurykin, Head of Public Collegium within State Committee for Nuclear Regulation, Ukraine
Bio: Sergiy Kurykin(pending)
Detlef Appel, PanGeo – Geowissenschaftliches Büro, Germany
Bio: Detlef Appel is a freelance expert
and consultant in Applied (Hydro)Geology with special emphasis on environmental
impact assessments, groundwater protection and the selection, assessment
and licensing of sites for final disposal of "conventional"
and radioactive waste. His main scientific interests focus on technical
and societal aspects of "robust" strategies for radioactive
waste management, methodologies of decision making and technical criteria
for site selection and assessment. His current scientific work concerns
the isolation potential of different "geosystems" and related
barrier rocks. He was/is member of several national and international
advisory boards, technical commissions and projects in the field of
radioactive waste management, such as the German Reactor-Safety Commission,
the former German Committee on Site Selection Procedure for Repository
Sites, the Swiss Expert Group on Disposal Concepts for Radioactive Waste
(EKRA), the OECD/NEAs Forum on Stakeholder Confidence and the EC project
COWAM (Community Waste Management).
Ivan Blokov, Greenpeace Russia, Russia
Bio: Ivan Blokov (pending)
Workshop II C: Nuclear Proliferation
Alexander Nikitin, Bellona, Russia
Bio: Alexander Nikitin (pending)
Reiner Braun, International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility, Germany
Bio:Reiner Braun is a staff member of the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Einstein project, and Director of the Einstein Peace Conference. He has a University degree in history and journalism. Reiner is a consultant for INES, the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility, and IALANA , the International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms. His fields of expertise include: peace and disarmament; science and responsibility; and historical science (Einstein).
Workshop II D: Nuclear Power in Eastern Europe
Ada Amon, Energia Klub (Budapest), Hungary
Bio: Ada Amon is currently the director of the Energy Club, an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit group and think tank working towards sustainable energy policy. She is also the CEE regional energy and climate consultant of the Green-EFA Group of the European Parliament in the framework of the EC4 consortium, led by Mycle Schneider. She has been involved in numerous international campaigns and initiated several successful policy recommendations over the past decade. She has collaborated with groups like Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Climate Action Network, WWF, OkoInstitute and many more. Ada’s publications range over topics like: the problems of nuclear energy and depleted uranium, climate change, general energy policy questions and the international financing of energy investments. She was an invited author of the Jo’Burg Memo, published in 2002 by the Heinrich Boll Foundation (Berlin).
Vladimir Slivyak, Ecodefense, Russia
Bio: Vladimir Slivyak is Co-founder and
co-chairman of Ecodefense, one of the oldest Russian environmental groups
which has 5 branches across country. He is also an Anti-nuclear/energy
campaigner. He co-founded Ecodefense and Clean Energy, both magazines
are widely distributed in Russia. He is a member of the Board of directors
of the US-based Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS). Vladimir
Slyvyak has authored/co-authored several studies in Russia including
“Import of nuclear waste to Russia. Practice of unacceptable risk"
(2003, 2005). He has also authored over 300 articles on nuclear issues
published in mass-media, books and NGO publications; organized over
30 press-conferences since 1999 in Russia; regularly consults various
media on nuclear issues; and organized nearly 50 direct and symbolic
Workshop II E: Sarcophagus and shelter
Volodymyr Usatenko, former member of the Ukrainian parliament, Ukraine
Konstantin Checherov, senior scientist, Russian Scientific Center "Inctitute of Kurchatov"
Bio: Worked as a deputy head of the IAE radiation material science department. He surveyed unit 4 in the summer of 1986, and worked in fields of up to 9000 roentgens per hour. He later worked in the Chernobyl combined expedition under I.V. Kurchatov IAE. He served as a senior research fellow, an acting head of the research department, and the fuel research laboratory head. At the same time, he was a deputy head of the research department. After the disintegration of the USSR, the IAE combined expedition turned into the Containment IRC. He was the head of the fuel-containing mass topology laboratory, and the head of accident processes (reconstruction) department. Being the head of the group for nuclear physical studies on the problems of the post-accident unit 4 of the ChNPP, he used to spend a couple of weeks per month at the unit. Problems related to Unit 4 are still a major part of his activities. He is a laureate of the international competition to turn the Containment into an environmentally safe system (Pluton Ukrainian-Russian project). He worked as an expert in SIP B and D packages, a member of IAEA missions for physical protection of the Containment nuclear materials and for control of non-proliferation of the Containment nuclear materials. He currently works as a senior research fellow in Kurchatov Institute Russian Scientific Center. Like many of his friends who worked with him inside unit 4, he thinks those were the best years of his (their) life, he states that "I do not feel myself as a Chornobyl victim at all."
Hirsch, Scientific Consultant
for Nuclear Safety and Risk
Bio: Dr. Helmut Hirsch is
a scientific consultant for nuclear safety and risk research based on
his almost 30 years experience in the field of nuclear safety. Since
1990 he has been a member of “Forum für Atomfragen”
(FAF), an expert commission providing advice in nuclear matters to the
Austrian Federal Minister for the Environment.
19:00–20:30 Debate: Energy Policy Beyond Nuclear Ambitions: Linking Visions With Reality
Volodymyr Usatenko, former member of the Ukrainian parliament, Ukraine
Olga Milova, Institute for Energetics and Finances, Russia
Jens Siegert, Director of Heinrich Boell Foundation, Moscow office, Germany
Bio: Jens Siegert is the director of the Heinrich Boell Foundation’s Moscow office. He became an activist for new social movements in Germany in 1978 and served as a member of the German Green Party between 1981 and 1986. He has also been a freelance correspondent for German radio stations and several German, Austrian and Swiss print media outlets. In 1993 Jens Siegert began as the representative of the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Russia and in 1999 he became the director.
Reception for speakers:
Katrin Goering Eckardt, former floor leader of the greens and now vice president of the German Bundestag, Germany
Bio: Katrin Goering Eckardt is Vice-President of the German Bundestag. She was a Founding member of Democracy Now and Alliance 90 in the GDR in 1989. She went on to become Assistant to the Alliance 90/ The Greens parliamentary group in the Thuringian Parliament, and Spokeswoman for the Thuringia branch of Alliance 90/The Greens. Until September 2005, she served as Chairwoman of the Alliance 90/The Greens parliamentary group in the German Bundestag.
Monica Frassoni, co-spokesperson of the Greens/EFA of the European Parliament, Germany
Bio: Monica Frassoni is Co-President of the Green/EFA Group in the EP and is a member of the Conference of Presidents. In the European elections of June 2004, Monica Frassoni was re-elected to the EP with the Italian Greens. She is a member of the Committee on Legal Affairs, and the Delegation for relations with Mercosur. She is also a substitute member of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, the Delegation for relations with Iran and the Delegation to the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly. In 1999, she was nominated to the steering committee for the constituency phase of the Italian Greens and later became a member of the Executive Committee of the Green Party in Italy (Federazione dei Verdi). From 1990 until the elections for the European Parliament (EP) in 1999, she worked for the Green/EFA Group in the EP, as an advisor on institutional issues, internal rules and immunity. Here, she concentrated on fighting for the democratic constitution of the European Union, by championing the cause of European citizenship and fundamental rights.
TUESDAY 25 APRIL 2006
Panel III: Roadmap to a Sustainable Energy Future
Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism, USA
Bio: Hunter Lovins is the President of Natural Capitalism Solutions’, a globally renowned leader in sustainable development, renewable energy policy and national security issues. She was co-founder and co-CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute for twenty years, and has received numerous international awards and recognitions including TIME magazine’s Hero of the Planet in 2000. She has authored hundreds of articles and books, including co-authoring Natural Capitalism–Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Ms. Lovins is also one of the founders of the new field of Sustainable Management, a co-developer of the America’s first accredited MBA Sustainability Management program, and a Professor of Business at Presidio World College. In great demand as an inspirational speaker and effective consultant, she has addressed the World Economic Forum, the U.S. Congress, the World Summit on Sustainable Development, and hundreds of major conferences. Named millennium Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine, she has received the Right Livelihood Award, the Leadership in Business Award and dozens of other honors. Hunter believes that citizens, communities and companies, working together within the market context, are the most dynamic problem-solving force on the planet. She has devoted herself to building teams that can create and implement practical and affordable solutions to the problems we face in creating a sustainable future.
Dr. Reinhard Loske, MdB; Deputy Floor Leader of Alliance 90/The Greens in the German Bundestag, Germany
Bio: Dr Reinhard Loske is a Member of the German Bundestag and Alliance 90/The Greens Parliamentary Group. He is also Chairman of the Study Group on Global Affairs of the German Association of Foreign Policy; a member of the curator committee of the "Future Sustainability" Foundation; and a member of the Association of German Scientists. Previously he worked as a banker, policy advisor and government official. He was a staff member of the Wuppertal Institute (1992-1998), and a Senior Researcher for climate policy and Sustainable Development. He has been a visiting Professor at the Free University of Berlin since 1999. His primary topics of focus include project leadership of the Sustainable Germany study, climate protection, sustainability, North-South politics.
Yu Jie, Greenpeace, China
Bio: Yu Jie is a political officer for Greenpeace China. Previously she worked as a climate and energy campaigner. She is one of the authors of China’s first wind energy scenario publication for 2020 and has worked on various campaign projects to promote sustainable energy policy in China. Since 2004, she has worked as a Greenpeace international team member at climate negotiation. She gave a speech at COP10 plenary on behalf of Climate Action Network which is a worldwide network of over 340 Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change. Before joined Greenpeace, she worked as a political journalist for a Hong Kong newspaper. She holds an MA degree in journalism from Nanjing University and is currently a Ph.D candidate in political sociology at the same university.
Denis Hayes, Chair (and founder) of Earth Day, USA
Bio: Denis Hayes is President of the Bullitt Foundation. He was the national coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970, and is the chairman of Earth Day Network. During the Carter Administration, he served as Director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In 1979, Mr. Hayes received the Jefferson Medal for Greatest Public Service by an Individual under 35. Mr. Hayes has also received the John Muir Award from the Sierra Club and the highest honors awarded by the National Wildlife Federation, the Humane Society, and the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility. Time magazine selected Mr. Hayes as one of its "Heroes of the Planet;" and the National Audubon Society included him in its list of the 100 Environmental Heroes of the 20th Century. He has been profiled as "Newsmaker of the Week" by ABC News and as "Today's Person in the News" by the New York Times.
Stefan Kohler, DENA, Germany
Sascha Mueller Kraenner (HBS), Germany
Bio: Sascha Mueller Kraenner is Director for Europe and North America at the Heinrich Boll Foundation, as well as head of the Foundation’s program on foreign and security policy. From 1998 - 2002 he served as Director of the Foundation’s office in Washington DC. He is also one of the founders of and senior adviser to Ecologic, the non-profit Center for International and European Environmental Policy in Berlin. Sascha Muller-Kraenner serves on the Advisory Board of the Humboldt Institution on Transatlantic Issues, the Board of the European Movement Germany, and is a Member of the Working Group on Global Issues of the German Council on Foreign Relations, the German Society for the United Nations, Birdlife Germany, as well as of the Indo-German Forum on International Environmental Governance. From 1991 –1998 Mr. Muller-Kraenner was Director for International Affairs of the Deutscher Naturschutzring, the umbrella organisation of Germany’s environmental NGOs. He was awarded fellowships by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Prince of Wales’ Business and the Environment Programme, and most recently as a World Fellow at Yale University. Sascha Muller-Kraenner has published extensively on international relations, European integration and environmental diplomacy and the United Nation’s climate change treaty.
Workshop III A: Clean Energy Alternatives: Why Nuclear Power is no solution for tackling climate change
Satu Hassi, MEP, Finland
Bio: Satu Hassi is a Member of the European Parliament and a Licensiate of Technology in Electrical Engineering. She has a number of major publications and served as Chairperson for the Peace Education Institute from 1995-1997 and as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Worldwatch Institute from 2003. She received an International Award for Outstanding Contribution for Environment from Priyadarshni Academy, Mumbai, India, in 2002. Satu Hassi became a Member of Parliament in 1991 and was Vice-Chair of the Committee on Environment from 2003-2004. She is currently Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.
Workshop III B: Sustainable Energy Roadmap for Ukraine
Andriy Konechenkov, Renewable Energy Agency, Ukraine
Bio: Andriy Konechenkov is involved in Consulting, marketing, education in renewable energy and energy conservation. He is currently working in the Institute of Renewable Energy of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine. He previously worked as vice president for the Renewable Energy Agency (NGO). He has 65 publications in different magazines, including scientific editions, and has written 4 books. He has been editor in chief of the bulletin “Wind Energy in Ukraine” at the Inter-branch Science Technical Center of Wind Energy of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine since 2001. He has extensive work experience in this field including heading the Kyiv regional center of the National energy conservation network, and working on a number of Danish and USAID projects.
Ken Bossong, Ukrainian-American Environmental, USA
Bio: Ken Bossong is Coordinator of the Sustainable Energy Coalition (a coalition of 90 national and state business and environmental organizations promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy). He has over 30 years experience with all aspects of non-profit management and fundraising, and has authored and/or edited more than 200 books and research reports, including public opinion polls and organizational directories. He is the co-director of the Ukrainian-American Environmental Association, incorporated in U.S. and Ukraine in 2004 to facilitate informational and professional exchanges between U.S. and Ukraine on environmental issues. Kenneth Bossong is also a member of the Friends of Ukraine; the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation; The Washington Group (member - governing board); and the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Ukrainian Academy of Public Administration in Lviv from 2000-2003.
Prof. dr. hab. Adam Gula,
the AGH-University of Science and
Bio: Prof. Dr.hab.Adam Gula is the head
of the chair of Energy End Use Problems at the Faculty of Fuels and
Energy, AGH University in Krakow. He co-founded the Polish Ecological
Club in 1980, and co-organized the Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency
in 1990. In 2000 he co-founded the NGO Krakow Institute for Sustainable
Energy, where he is currently president. In 1985 he received recognition
from the Polish Atomic Energy Agency for his research achievements,
while in 1976, 1986 and 1989 he was recognized by the Ministry of Science
and Education. In 2003, he became a member of the Senate of AGH-UST
for developing international cooperation and in 2004 he became the Rector
of AGH-UST for organizing research.
Workshop III C: International potential of renewable energy and strategies for implementation
Hans Josef Fell, spokesperson on Energy Policy, Alliance 90, The Greens, Germany
Ed Smeloff, Sharp Electronic Corporation, Former chief of San Francisco Public Utility Commission, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, USA
Bio:Ed Smeloff has over 20 years experience in energy policy, resource planning, program development and management for solar businesses, electric utilities and non-profit energy organizations. He has developed and implemented solar and energy efficiency programs and sustainable development strategies. As well, he has senior policy and management experience with a mastery of energy policy, regulation and market delivery issues. Edward Smeloff also serves as President of Board of Directors for The Vote Solar Initiative in San Francisco CA. He also has a number of publications related to energy use and the environment.
Steve Sawyer - Greenpeace International
Bio: Steve Sawyer is the Climate and Energy Policy Director for Greenpeace International. He joined Greenpeace in Boston in 1978 and for the past 27 years has focused primarily on climate, energy and nuclear weapons issues. He subsequently served as Executive Director of Greenpeace USA (1986-1988) and of Greenpeace International (1988-1993), and also as a board member of Greenpeace International from 1983-88 & 1993-95. Sawyer initiated Greenpeace’s climate campaign in 1988 and oversaw its early development. He led Greenpeace’s efforts on renewable energy up through the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, and remains actively involved in the field, including being named a member of the International Steering Committee of ‘Renewables 2004’, the first major intergovernmental Renewable Energy Conference sponsored by the German Government, in June of 2004. He is a founder member of REN 21, the government/business/NGO partnership for renewable energy that grew out of that conference.
Workshop III D: Energy Efficiency
Prof. Victoria Vereshchak, Dnepropetrovsk University Ukraine
Bio: Prof.Victoria Vereshchak is an Associate Professor of Economics in the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine. She was also a Fulbright Visiting Scholar (George Washington University, USA, 2001) with the title of her project, “Strengthening the System of Environmental Protection in Ukraine by Economic Mechanisms”. She wrote the monograph “Ecological and Economic justification of Investment Project” (1998).