Appeal to the German Government and Parliament
We, the undersigned Councillors of the World Future Council, congratulate you on committing to phase out nuclear power in Germany and for the successful promotion of renewable energy production, which has become a role model for other countries throughout the world.
At the same time, we find it improper and unjust for Germany, through its export credit agency, Hermes, to support the construction of nuclear power plants in Brazil.
The decision to abandon nuclear power in Germany was made because the dangers to German citizens were considered to be unacceptable. If unacceptable for German citizens, how can it be acceptable for Germany to export these dangers to citizens of any other country?
We call upon you to end applying such double standards.
Hamburg, November 6, 2011
List of signers:
Pauline Tangiora, Maori elder from the Rongomaiwahine Tribe
Prof. Dr. Vandana Shiva, Founder, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, Right Livelihood Laureate
Dr. Scilla Elworthy, Founder, Oxford Research Group
Francisco Whitaker, Co-Founder, World Social Forum, Right Livelihood Laureate
Prof. Dr. Alexander Likhotal, President of Green Cross International
Dr. David Krieger, President, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Dürr, Nuclear physicist and philosopher, Right Livelihood Laureate
Dr. Sándor FüloÅNp, Hungary, Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations