Nuclear weapons and climate change are the two existential threats facing us today – find out more about how these two issues are linked.
It’s looking very likely that US nuclear weapons will be coming back to RAF Lakenheath, an air force base in Suffolk, run by the USA. This is a dangerous development that will increase global tensions and put Britain on the frontline in a US/NATO and Russia war. A nuclear exchange between US/NATO and Russia would be catastrophic for the whole planet, but what would be the impact on individual towns and cities across the UK? This briefing looks at the impact of a nuclear attack.
CND condemns any return of United States nuclear weapons to RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk. This briefing explains the base's history and looks at reports that US nuclear weapons are returning.
A Preparatory Committee to prepare for the next nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference is currently ongoing in Vienna from July 31st to August 11th. Anti-nuclear campaigners - including CND - will attend to make the case for strengthening the treaty so that it achieves its original aim - a world without nuclear weapons. Read this briefing prepared for the NPT PrepComm on how the treaty can and should promote global security.
Find out more about the UK's nuclear weapons system, Trident, and the government's plans for even more nuclear warheads.
The Public Order Act 2023 was passed in May 2023. The Act is aimed at protestors and criminalises specific forms of protest. Read this guide to the new law with contributions from Paul Heron at the Public Interest Law Centre and Piers Marquis at Doughty Street Chambers.
CND calls for an end to the production of nuclear energy – a technology that is dirty, dangerous and economically unsustainable. Find out more in this briefing.
In the midst of both a climate crisis and energy crisis, the calls for increased production of nuclear power are getting louder. But this would be a mistake - nuclear power is not the answer to climate change. Find out more in this briefing.
Nuclear power plants are vulnerable to meltdown at any time, but they are especially vulnerable during wars, such as we are seeing in Ukraine at the moment. Read this briefing by Cindy Folkers, from Beyond Nuclear International, and Dr Ian Fairlie, CND's scientific advisor and Vice-President, on the possible health consequences of radioactivity and radiation releases from stricken nuclear reactors.