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.
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.
- Carbon Management
- Nuclear Energy
- Climate Policy
- Energy Policy
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In order to limit global warming to 1.5°C, all energy sources and technologies, including nuclear…13th November 2023
Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa: Potential Roadways to A New Global Governance Mechanism for Energy and Climate
In order to limit global warming to 1.5°C, all energy sources and technologies, including nuclear…11th September 2023