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The scope of the Nuclear Innovation 2050 (NI2050) roadmappingNuclear Innovation 2050 (NI2050) –
A roadmap to a carbon­free energy future

The NEA Nuclear Innovation 2050 (NI2050) initiative aims at i) mapping the ongoing nuclear fission R&D programmes and infrastructures, ii) defining R&D priorities to foster innovation and to enhance the long‑term contribution of nuclear fission in a low‑carbon future and iii) evaluating potential opportunities for co‑operation to implement some of these priorities. On 14‑15 January 2016, the NI2050 Advisory Panel Group met to discuss the objective, scope, methodology and process of the NI2050 roadmapping, and to finalise its Terms of Reference. The scope of the NI2050 roadmapping, displayed on the left, will be reflected in the organisation of the forthcoming expert meetings. The Terms of Reference were also endorsed by the NEA Nuclear Development Committee (NDC) during its meeting on 27‑28 January 2016.

Stakeholder Dialogue Webinar: Experience and Lessons for Young and Old Experts and Researchers
Stakeholder Dialogue Webinar: Experience and Lessons for Young and Old Experts and Researchers
The NEA, with the support of the International Radiological Protection Association (IRPA), is hosting a series of webinars in February-March 2016 on stakeholder involvement and the use of social networks in developing interactions with stakeholders. The objective of this webinar series is to bring together young and experienced professionals in radiological protection to exchange information on addressing stakeholder concerns. Find out more about the webinar at oe.cd/1fK.

Fukushima waste management and decommissioning R&DFukushima waste management and decommissioning R&D
On 20-22 January 2016, the NEA Expert Group on Fukushima Waste Management and Decommissioning R&D (EGFWMD) held its final meeting with experts from Japan and five other countries with experience in waste management following an accident or contamination situation, including in decommissioning nuclear facilities and related remedial actions. The expert group has been working on a technical advisory report comparing the situation in Fukushima with accidents from the past, such as Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, and contamination situations as in Sellafield. The report is also to include recommendations on how to better prepare for contamination situations. The main goal of the January meeting was to discuss and finalise this report, which is planned to be issued in 2016.

What role does nuclear energy play in combating climate change within the 2oC scenario?
NEA Director-General William D. Magwood, IV, and NEA experts explain the role of nuclear power in helping to achieve the agreed target of limiting the rise in global mean temperatures to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

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New publications and reports

The Safety Culture of an Effective Nuclear Regulatory Body
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Implementation of Defence in Depth at Nuclear Power Plants
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Stakeholder Involvement in Decision Making: A Short Guide to Issues, Approaches and Resources
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Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 95
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Radioactive Waste Management and Constructing Memory for Future Generations
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Applications now open for International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE)Last chance – few spots left for International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE)
The five‑day International Nuclear Law Essentials course has been designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the various interrelated legal issues relating to the safe, efficient and secure use of nuclear energy. This intensive course has been designed to accommodate the needs and interests of lawyers working in either the public or the private sectors but will also be of interest to scientists, engineers, policymakers, managers and other professionals working in the nuclear field. The next session of the INLE will take place on 15‑19 February 2016. For more information on the course and to apply, see www.oecd-nea.org/law/inle/.
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