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22 December 2021: Critical observations from the UN Glasgow Climate Change Conference and the place of nuclear in the discussion2021-12-09T12:12:28+00:00

SHARE Online dialogue

December 22nd, 12:00-13:00 CET

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-0a6d9QlQ9iIGN3hFf89Bw

Reports from COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow have been mixed. Some say important progress was made while others think it was a political show of empty words. Time to critically reflect on what was discussed and agreed at COP26, and on what that means for the future. Our specific topic of interest is how nuclear energy has been on and off stage in these negotiations. For all this, SHARE organises an online dialogue between an ethicist, Mr. Gaston Meskens, and a political scientist, Prof. Joost de Moor, who were both present in Glasgow. Opening and closing remarks will be delivered by the SHARE President, Prof. Susan Molyneux-Hodgson.

Join us before the winter holidays on 22 December at 12:00 – 13:00 (CET).

Gaston Meskens works part-time with the Science and Technology Studies group of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN and with the Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the University of Ghent. He has built up more than twenty years of experience in participative and transdisciplinary research related to the ethics of governance of issues such as sustainable development, energy, climate change and radioactive waste management. Since 2006, he is member of the steering committee of the constituency that represents the global scientific world in the United Nations Climate Change negotiation process.

Joost de Moor is Assistant Professor in Political Science at SciencesPo Paris. His work focuses on the various ways in which citizens concerned about the environment become politically active – individually or collectively – to address their concerns. In particular, he focuses on the ways in which environmental activists navigate a political context marked by the apparent inability of states and international organizations to address crises like climate change, focusing on the strategic dilemmas involved in that. He has published on these topics in journals across fields of political sciences, sociology and urban studies, including in Environmental PoliticsTheory & Society, and International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

10-12 May 2022: RICOMET 2022, Utrecht, the Netherlands2021-12-09T12:13:43+00:00

RICOMET 2022 sessions will be organized in parallel with NORM X conference. The sessions will take place on 10 – 12 May, 2022 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The RICOMET sessions will address Societal aspects of ionising radiation  in various applications for instance medical applications, nuclear energy production, radioactive waste management, emergency preparedness, response and recovery, decommissioning nuclear installations etc.  RICOMET 2022 invites submission of abstracts dealing with: Factors influencing perceptions, expectations and behaviours; Holistic approaches to governance; Responsible Research and Innovation; Stakeholder engagement; Risk and health communication; Radiological protection culture.

Social science and humanities research on NORM and radon will be integrated into the NORM X sessions. Therefore, we encourage all SSH researchers to submit their abstracts to the relevant NORM X sessions. The final date for submission of abstracts is February 1st 2022. After submission, abstracts will be reviewed and authors will be notified as soon as possible whether their submission has been accepted.

Participation for the 3-day at RICOMET is 400 € for SHARE members. Discount codes for SHARE members can be received at the SHARE secretariat. 

SHARE awards will be given to the most outstanding Social Science and Humanities researchers of the conference under below three categories:

  • Methodological approach
  • Societal impact
  • Development of theoretical framework
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The mission of SHARE is to stimulate the integration of social sciences and humanities (SSH) in research, practice and policy related to ionizing radiation, including, for example: radiation protection, low dose risk, radioecology, emergency preparedness and response, dosimetry, medical applications, radioactive waste management, nuclear energy production, safety, NORM, site remediation etc.

To this end, SHARE structures and enhances dialogue at the European level and beyond, among the different stakeholders, fostering the sharing of knowledge and information among various disciplines working on aspects of ionizing radiation.

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