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  • Type Think20 (T20)
  • Date 09 January 2024
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Abstract

In order to limit global warming to 1.5°C, all energy sources and technologies, including nuclear power, must be considered. Nuclear power is reliable, clean, very safe and secure, with a very high capacity factor. However, it has not yet been explicitly recognized in G20 and COP meetings as an important energy technology for addressing climate change. This policy brief urges the G20 governments and the global community to recognize the role of nuclear power in enabling a reliable and clean energy transition. This requires support for existing plant license extensions, the construction of new plants, and the development and implementation of advanced nuclear technologies. G20 countries should also support research, pilot projects, and educational activities to increase the recognition of nuclear power’s positive contributions, including climate mitigation. All G20 nations should share best practices globally and also encourage newcomers to follow the IAEA’s “Milestones” approach to assess infrastructure’s readiness to comply with the highest standards of nuclear safety, security, and non**-**proliferation.

Authors

Noura Mansouri

Fellow Noura Mansouri is a fellow in the Climate & Sustainability team under Knowledge and Analysis. She is leading two projects:… Noura Mansouri is a fellow in the Climate & Sustainability team under Knowledge and Analysis. She is leading two projects: (i) The Circular Carbon Economy Technology Roadmaps (CCE-TRMs), and (ii) the Nationally Determined Contributions Implementation Roadmaps (NDC-IRMs). Noura served as the (lead) co-chair of the T20 Task Force on Climate Change and Environment/Sustainable Energy since the Saudi G20 presidency and continued the role under subsequent presidencies including the Italian, Indonesian and Indian G20 presidencies. Dr. Mansouri has over 20 years of research and professional experience including academia, think tank, and international energy company experiences. She earned her MBA and Ph.D. degrees in climate change, sustainability and energy transitions from the University of London and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT. She is the author of Greening the Black Gold: Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Clean Energy. Noura has published extensively and spoken widely on climate change, sustainability, and energy transition.  

Expertise

  • Carbon Management
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Climate Policy
  • Energy Policy

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Fateh Belaïd

Fellow II was a full professor of economics at Lille Catholic University and director of the Smart & Sustainable Cities research unit.… was a full professor of economics at Lille Catholic University and director of the Smart & Sustainable Cities research unit. Fateh has also held various positions at the French Scientific and Technical Center for Building and led multiple collaborative projects for the French Ministry of Ecological Transition and the European Commission. He is an energy and environmental economist drawing from the fields of applied microeconomics, energy modeling, and econometrics. He has published widely on household energy consumption, energy-saving behaviors, individual preference and investment in energy efficiency, energy poverty, renewables, and energy policy. He received a habilitation for supervising doctoral research from Orléans University, a Ph.D. in Economics, an M.S. in Applied Economics & Decision Theory from Littoral University, and an engineering degree in statistics. His work has been published in journals including Ecological Economics, The Energy Journal, Energy Economics, Economic Surveys, Energy Policy, and Environmental Management

Expertise

  • Energy and Environmental Economics; Energy Efficiency; Energy Demand; Fuel Poverty; Energy Policy; Energy Saving Behaviors; Applied Econometrics; Smart and Sustainable Cities.

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