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62nd IAEA General Conference

17 – 21 September 2018, Vienna International Centre, Vienna

Scientific Forum

Nuclear Technology for Climate: Mitigation, Monitoring and Adaptation

18–19 September 2018
IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria

A Scientific Forum on Nuclear Technology for Climate: Mitigation, Monitoring and Adaptation will take place from 18 to 19 September 2018 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC). The Forum is being held in conjunction with the General Conference.

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What Can Nuclear Technology Offer to Address Climate Change: Conclusions of the Scientific Forum

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions through low-carbon electricity, offering methods to monitor the impact of emissions on oceans and soils, and helping countries adapt to increasingly erratic weather – these are some of the areas in which nuclear technology can offer proven solutions to address some of today’s most pressing climate-related challenges. Read more →

IAEA Scientific Forum 2018

Nuclear technology for climate, mitigation, monitoring and adaptation was the theme of this year’s IAEA Scientific Forum, a two-day event held every year on the margins of the General Conference. High-level speakers from over 20 countries discussed the ways nuclear science and technology are addressing this environmental challenge. Watch the video →

Scientific Forum 2018 - Session 1: Role of Nuclear Power in Limiting CO2 Emissions

The first session highlighted the role nuclear power plays in simultaneously reducing GHG emissions and securing sufficient energy generation to drive economic growth and explored the main challenges facing nuclear power, including public acceptance and financing. Newcomer countries to nuclear power shared their perspectives, and the role of innovation in its future expansion was also highlighted. Watch the video →

Scientific Forum 2018 - Session 2: Monitoring and Measuring the Change

Climate change is caused by increased levels of GHGs in the atmosphere. Long-term records of GHG concentrations are being studied to evaluate these changes and to inform the development of mitigation strategies. The second session focused on the need for accurate and timely data, and how nuclear techniques are advancing our understanding of climate change and its impacts. Watch the video →

Scientific Forum 2018 - Session 3: Adapting to a Changing Environment

The planet is facing global warming realities such as food scarcity and the loss of ecosystems. Many sectors of the economy need to adapt to a changing environment, in particular the agricultural sector. The third session explored how nuclear techniques can be used to breed more resilient crops, enhance animal productivity, address risks to food safety, and fight insect pests and animal diseases. Watch the video →

Nuclear Technology for Climate

The realities of climate change — the environmental challenge of our time — are all around us. But with help from nuclear science and technology, we can mitigate, monitor and adapt to the effects of a warming planet. Watch the video →

Nuclear Technology for Climate: Mitigation, Monitoring and Adaptation

The IAEA's Scientific Forum on Nuclear Technology for Climate: Mitigation, Monitoring and Adaptation opened today. The two-day forum is showcasing how nuclear technologies are used to address climate change issues in these areas. Read IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano's opening statement, delivered by Aldo Malavasi, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications. Statement →

Nuclear Technology for Climate Change: Scientific Forum Opens

Nuclear technology has an important role to play in addressing climate change and the IAEA supports countries in using nuclear science for the mitigation, monitoring and adaptation to global warming, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano noted in his statement at the opening of the 2018 Scientific Forum today. Read more →

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