We are pleased to pass on this message from the IAEA:
As you may already be aware of, we would like to remind you that the IAEA is organizing later this year the first ever conference concentrating solely on nuclear power and climate change. The 2019 International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power, will be held in Vienna, from 7 – 11 October.
Nuclear power can make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, all while supporting sustainable development and fulfilling growing energy demands. Director General Yukiya Amano has stated that “the contribution which nuclear power can make to mitigating the impact of climate change deserves more recognition.”
The IAEA has an important role in improving the understanding of the potential contribution of nuclear power to climate goals by providing interested Member States with guidance and assistance for deploying safe, secure, sustainable and safeguarded nuclear technology and in formulating national energy strategies and policies.
I would like to encourage you to share this conference announcement with interested professionals among your networks and to communicate that interested contributors have until 28 April 2019 to submit contributions for the conference.
Topics covered will include:
- challenges and opportunities for existing nuclear power plants with respect to their continuous contribution to the avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions;
- factors necessary to support high rates of deployment, including for advanced nuclear power technologies, consistent with achieving the climate change goals, including those established in the Paris Agreement, and SDGs, namely SDG 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all) and SDG 13 (Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts); and
- the prospects for synergies between nuclear power and other low carbon energy sources.
Jessica CALLEN | Consultant
Department of Nuclear Energy | Planning and Economic Studies Section
International Atomic Energy Agency | Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100, 1400 Vienna, Austria
Email: J.Callen@iaea.org| T: (+43-1) 2600-22775
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