FEEM seminar on: “Natural Disaster, Environmental Concerns, Well-Being, and Policy Action: The Case of Fukushima”
This week, Christian Krekel, DIW Berlin and 2014 FEEM Award winner, will deliver a seminar on “Natural Disaster, Policy Action, and Mental Well-Being: The Case of Fukushima”. The contribution of this study is the investigation of one of the surprising consequences of a natural disaster that occurred on March 11 2011. On that date a tsunami precipitated one of the worst nuclear accidents in history at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. This study investigates the impact of this natural/man-made disaster in Japan on people’s mental well-being in Germany, although the population of Germany were unaffected by the physical consequences of the disaster and were over 5000 miles away.