30. April - 11. May, 2012
Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)
Most events of INES & associates are taking place in the NGO Room M2 in the Vienna International Centre.
The international symposium on the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency is held in the City Hall Vienna. The public discussion of the main results of the symposium with politicians is held at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences.
Single events supported by: International Peace Bureau (IPB), Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War IPPNW) and the World Future Council (WFC).
MONDAY, 30 April
10:00–13:00: Nuclear weapons in Europe and nuclear sharing
Organized by IALANA, INES
US nuclear weapons as well as British and French still remain on the European continent. How can these stockpiles be included in efforts of disarmament, how can Europe become a nuclear weapons free zone? Nuclear sharing, for example in Germany, interferes contradicts the NPT, yet it is reality.
Peter Becker (IALANA): „Nuclear sharing and a (yet unique) law suit against German participation in nuclear sharing”
Jean Marie Collin: French nuclear weapons and disarmament process
Kate Hudson(CND): British nuclear weapons modernization
Hans Kristensen (FAS): Political process and next steps in Europe
Moderation: Arielle Denis (ICAN), David Krieger (NAPF)
15:00–18:00: The role of science in military related research and technology development
Organized by IPB, INES
Science and research, generously sponsored, pushed the technological development of weapons. Military research is a significant beater of armament; civil alternatives against weapons research are available, for example civil clauses and projects of conversion.
Subrata Ghoshroy (MIT): The dynamics of science, research and technology in the field of weapons development
Reiner Braun (INES): Military research and civil clause
Stuart Parkinson (SGR): Military research and conversion projects in GB
Moderation: Ingeborg Breines (IPB)
WEDNESDAY, 2 May
15:00–18:00: Nuclear weapons convention
Organized by IALANA, INES/INESAP, NAPF
Still the Nuclear Weapons Convention is not the basis of international negotiations on disarmament. What are the major features of the convention and which next steps must be initiated towards its realization?
Peter Weiss (IALANA): NWC - the challenge of abolishing nuclear weapons
Alyn Ware (PNND): Next steps towards the NWC
John Burroughs (LCNP): NWC – framework agreements, framework of instruments
Jürgen Scheffran (INES/INESAP): NWC and environmental loads
Kenji Urata (IALANA): NWC and Criminality
Arielle Denis (ICAN): Which strategy for the Abolition of Nuclear weapons?
Moderation: Xanthe Hall (IPPNW Europe)
THURSDAY, 3 May
16:00 - 22:00 International Symposium on the Role of the International Atomic Energy Agency – critically questioned
Town Hall Vienna
Organized by INES, IALANA, INESAP, IPB, IPPNW, ENRIC, FWU. With the support of transform!europe and Stiftung Friedensbewegung.
Patronage: Ulli Sima, City Councillor for Environment of the city of Vienna.
Download the program flyer with detailed information on topics and speakers as well as location here
FRIDAY, 4 May
15:00–18:00: The modernization of the nuclear arsenals – a new arms race?
Organized by INES, IALANA, IPPNW
All nuclear weapons states are modernizing their arsenals. A new arms race of the old and new nuclear weapons states might take place. Are there alternatives?
John Burroughs (LCNP): Modernaisation and international law
Jackie Cabasso (WSLF): Modernization in the US
Rebecca Johnson (CND): Modernization strategies in GB and France
Subrata Ghoshroy (MIT): Nuclear weapons in India and Pakistan
Moderation: Reiner Braun (INES, IALANA)
19:00-21:30 : Public Event: Discussion of the main results of the IAEA symposium with politicians
Banquet Hall, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
(See details in the pdf on the IAEA symposium above).
MONDAY, 7 May
10:00–13:00: Climate change, nuclear risks and nuclear disarmament
Organized by INES, IPPNW, WFC
In the future, nuclear and climate risks may interfere with each other in a mutually enforcing way. Preventing the dangers of climate change and nuclear war requires an integrated set of strategies that address the causes as well as the impacts on the natural and social environment.
Aron Tovish (IPPNW): Implications of catastrophic climate change for nuclear deterrence
Rob van Riet (WFC): Nuclear weapons and environment
Moderation: Lucas Wirl (INES)
The contact person for these side events is Lucas Wirl.
All events can be seen here: www.reachingcriticalwill.org/disarmament-fora/npt/2012/calendar-of-events