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Financing Nuclear Projects: Sector Specific ESG Criteria

Economics and Financing of Nuclear Power Webinar Series

Date and Time

Tuesday, 25 June 2024
15:00 – 16:00 CEST (UTC +02:00)

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The low carbon and reliability benefits of nuclear energy are widely recognized by policies and regulations of various IAEA Member States and regions, e.g. EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. Yet the inclusion of nuclear in sustainable financing frameworks does not guarantee investment in nuclear energy projects. It is necessary for the nuclear industry to prove its compliance with relevant sustainability criteria and reporting requirements. In recent years, nuclear energy projects attracted sustainable financing such as green bonds and green loans. This trend offers a promising capital market for nuclear energy projects.

This webinar is intended to examine how nuclear power projects comply with sector-specific ESG criteria in order to access green financing. Special considerations are needed to determine the compliance of nuclear energy with the various requirements set forth in green taxonomies, bank policies, green bond frameworks, climate and finance reporting, etc. The nuclear industry needs to demonstrate compliance with these ESG criteria to gain access to sustainable finance for nuclear energy projects.

Join us for a webinar organized and moderated by the International Atomic Energy Agency with important insights from experts from Nucleareurope, World Nuclear Association and Electricité de France. The webinar is a part of Economics and Financing of Nuclear Power Webinar Series available at the IAEA website.


  • 15:00 – 15:10: Introduction and welcome remarks
  • 15:10 – 15:40: Roundtable presentations by panellists
  • 15:40 – 16:00: Panel discussion and Q&A session with questions from the audience


Jessica Johnson, Communication & Advocacy Director, nucleareurope
Matthew Reed, Head of Development, Sustainable Finance, EDF
King Lee, Head of Policy and Industry Engagement, WNA


Taisiya Afanasyeva, IAEA

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