Meeting Climate Change Targets: The Role of Nuclear Energy - report launch

In Meeting Climate Change Targets: The Role of Nuclear Energy, the NEA explores the role of nuclear technologies and their applications toward achieving the globally recognised goal of Net Zero. Governments around the world are urgently seeking to rapidly decarbonise their economies whilst ensuring the security of energy supply. As underlined in the latest IPCC report, achieving Net Zero by 2050 will require an increasingly requisite role for nuclear energy as part of a diversified mix of low carbon technologies.

The launch of the new NEA publication Meeting Climate Change Targets: The Role of Nuclear Energy featured keynote remarks from government leaders followed by a presentation and discussion of the report's key findings.


Session 1: Opening remarks (14:00 – 14:20)

  • William D. Magwood, IV, Director-General, NEA
  • Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Undersecretary of State for Climate and Environment, Poland
  • Kathryn Huff, Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary, Department of Energy, United States
  • Tomáš Ehler, Deputy Minister , Ministry of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic


Session 2: Presentation of the NEA publication (14:20 – 14:40)

  • Diane Cameron, Head of the Division of Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, NEA


Session 3: Panel discussion (14:40 – 15:30)

Matthew Mairinger, Canadian Operating Office, North American Young Generation Network (NAYGN)

  • Henri Paillère, Head of the Planning and Economics Studies Section, IAEA
  • Brent Wanner, Head of World Energy Outlook Power Sector Unit, IEA

Speakers Meeting Climate Change Targets