Nuclear IS a Path to Net Zero
Nuclear Power is the fastest path to a Net Zero future for all.
The latest IPCC report states that extreme weather events will continue to increase globally. This highlights the need for low-carbon, reliable, affordable, and abundant energy that is not weather dependent, all characteristics delivered by Nuclear Power.
The resilience and reliability of nuclear technology are essential as the climate is becoming more hostile much sooner than we initially predicted. UNECE has established that if nuclear power is excluded from the global portfolio, the global climate objectives can not be met. Nuclear Power offers a unique opportunity for a healthy, resilient, low-carbon post-COVID recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth for all.
What is Nuclear for Climate?
Nuclear for Climate is an initiative gathering nuclear professionals and scientists from over 150 societies and associations, with the goal of opening a dialogue with policymakers and the public about the necessity of including nuclear energy among the carbon-free solutions to climate change. It was co-founded by the ENS, the French Nuclear Society (SFEN) and the American Nuclear Society (ANS) in 2015, ahead of the COP21 conference in Paris.
Climate change is a global issue that requires coordinated action across nations, organizations, and individuals. Nuclear Power is a low-carbon, reliable, affordable and abundant energy source that, alongside renewables, provides the fastest path to achieving Net Zero by 2050 and a secure energy future.
The multiple peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology will also help us fulfil the UN Sustainable Development Goals and achieve a sustainable future for all.