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IAEA Scientific Forum 2020

22 – 23 September 2020, IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria

Scientific Forum

Nuclear Power and the Clean Energy Transition

22–23 September 2020
IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria

A Scientific Forum on Nuclear Power and the Clean Energy Transition will take place from 22-23 September 2020 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in Board Room D, C building, 4th floor. The Forum is being held in conjunction with the General Conference.

See Programme → | Conference poster → | Conference flyer →

Participation and Registration

Physical attendance in the Scientific Forum will be limited to one delegate per each Member State, UN Specialized Agencies, IGOs and NGOs.

Registration of that person has to be done using Participation Form (Form A) dispatched together with the Note Verbale.

Form A needs to be returned to the IAEA via email by 11 September 2020 in order to secure a seat in the meeting room.

Other persons can attend the Scientific Forum virtually by registering online (and by completing Personal Data, Address Block and Contact Information): they will shortly before the event receive an access code to the IAEA Conference App which will allow them to view and access information and to ask questions.

Persons who want to follow the presentations without actively participating in the Forum can do so via the livelink button which will be available on this web page.

Nuclear Key to the Clean Energy Transition – Conclusions of the 2020 IAEA Scientific Forum

Nuclear power must have a seat at the table in global discussions over energy policies to curb emissions and meet climate goals, as technical and scientific advances open the door to better economics and greater public acceptance of this low carbon source of energy. Read more →

IAEA Scientific Forum 2020 - Clean Energy

The theme of this year’s IAEA Scientific Forum was how innovative forms of nuclear energy can help the world meet its climate goals. A range of prominent thinkers discussed the role nuclear energy can play in the transition to clean power. Watch the video →

IAEA Scientific Forum 2020 - Live Interview with Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi

A conversation with IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi on the much needed transition to clean energy and the role played by nuclear. Watch the video →

Scientific Forum 2020 Opening Film

Innovations in Nuclear Tech: Fighting the Climate Crisis
The world faces a growing demand for energy at the same time as it needs to tackle the realities of climate change. For climate change goals to be met by 2050, 90 per cent of electricity will need to be produced by low carbon sources. Nuclear power currently provides one third of all low carbon electricity. Watch the video →

Nuclear Power and the Clean Energy Transition: Scientific Forum Opens

To meet climate change goals, almost all electricity will need to be low carbon, and that will only be possible if the use of nuclear power is increased, said IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi at the opening of the 2020 Scientific Forum today. Read more →

The Clean Energy Transition

How can we combat climate change while ensuring sustainable economic development? Future energy systems will need to generate far greater amounts of electricity without emitting greenhouse gases. Watch the video →

COVID-19 info

Arrangements for GC(64) in view of COVID-19 restrictions
Following a series of Member States' consultations conducted by the IAEA Secretariat on the arrangements for the 64th regular session of the General Conference, Member States have agreed on arrangements so that the General Conference can pursue its work in the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. The arrangements provide the framework for the conduct of the General Conference and are accessible here.


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