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NUCLEAR FOR CLIMATE: The international nuclear community gets together to fight climate change

Dec 16, 2014

The Lima climate change conference has just come to an end and shows that further efforts are necessary to reach an agreement capable of limiting the global average temperature increase to 2°C by the end of the century.

The international nuclear community is aware of the climate emergency and of the necessity of reaching a global agreement. Therefore it decided to get together and launch “Nuclear for Climate“. This initiative is a first-of-a-kind thanks to its global dimension and its diversity. It brings together nuclear societies and associations from all over the world and it represents the whole nuclear community including research and industry.

In the context of the ongoing global climate talks expected to culminate with an agreement at COP21 in Paris in December 2015, Nuclear for Climate delivers a strong message: nuclear power, along with renewables, is part of the solution to fight climate change effectively.

According to the International Energy Agency, nuclear energy has already avoided the release of around 56 Gt of CO2 since 1971, which is equivalent to two years of emissions at current rates. Only hydroelectricity has an equivalent performance.

To follow Nuclear for Climate’s news and watch the testimonies of those who are committed to the fight against climate change, please consult:

Note to the editor: Nuclear for Climate is an initiative that brings together nuclear societies & associations from all over the world (China, US, European Union, Belgium, United Kingdom, Japan and France), all committed to fight climate change.

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