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Planning & Economic Studies Section (PESS):
Capacity Building for Sustainable Energy Development

19th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC / 9th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol: COP-19 / CMP-9
(11 - 22 November 2013)


The 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP19) and the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP9) took place from 11 to 22 November. The conference was held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland.


The IAEA hosted a side event on Economics of Climate Change Mitigation: UN Support. Three international organizations presented their work in support of their Member States' efforts to find economically efficient and environmentally effective strategies for reducing GHG emissions in the energy sector (IAEA), international trade (WTO) and maritime shipping (IMO), respectively. To read more please kindly click here.

CCNP 2013


The IAEA provides support to its Member States in climate change mitigation and nuclear science. The Durban Platform redefines the framework for mitigation strategies. The IAEA exhibit presented information about the role of nuclear energy in mitigating climate change and the support provided in nuclear applications.

Information on nuclear power and climate change was available and distributed at the COP19/CMP9 meetings, including an IAEA brochure on Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2013. This report, which has been substantially revised, updated and extended since the 2012 edition summarizes the potential role of nuclear power in mitigating global climate change and its contribution to other development and environmental challenges. The report also examines broader issues relevant to the climate change–nuclear energy nexus, such as cost, safety, waste management and non-proliferation. New developments in resource supply, innovative reactor technologies and related fuel cycles are also presented. To read the booklet please click here.