23.02.2016_No37 / News in Brief

‘Nuclear for Climate’ Wins 2016 Pime Award For Communication Excellence

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23 Feb (NucNet): The European Nuclear Society’s (ENS) Pime 2016 award for communication excellence in the nuclear sector was won by the ‘Nuclear For Climate’ campaign, an initiative created jointly by the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN), the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and ENS, and supported by more than 140 members. 

The campaign aimed to promote the role nuclear power plays in the fight against climate change.

The award was announced on 16 February, the final day of the Pime (Public Materials Information Exchange) conference in the Romanian capital Bucharest.

The conference included plenary sessions and workshops on social media, lobbying, communications strategies, and engaging with stakeholders and environmentalists.

In a keynote speech, ENS secretary-general Jean-Pol Poncelet told the conference that “anti-nuclear challenges” during the forthcoming Chernobyl and Fukushima anniversaries must be tackled by communicators “transparently and with full honesty”.

The next Pime conference will take place on 20-22 March 2017 in the Netherlands, hosted by the Dutch Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste (Covra).

Related reports in the NucNet database (available to subscribers):

  • Entries Open For Pime 2016 Nuclear Communications Award (News in Brief No.215, 30 October 2015)

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