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Assessments of the Potential Role of Nuclear Energy in National Climate Change Mitigation Strategies

Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

I12006

Status

Active

Start Date

17 October 2016

Expected End Date

16 October 2019

Participating Countries

Armenia
Australia
China
Croatia
Lithuania
Pakistan
Poland
South Africa
Turkey
Ukraine
Viet Nam

Description

This CRP coordinates research efforts by Member States, supported by in-house activities, on the assessment of the potential role of nuclear energy in mitigating climate change. It will draw on background material prepared by the IAEA, scientific and technical support and on the experience of the Member States in decarbonizing their electricity projects. The investigations will focus on the assessment and effectiveness of support mechanisms (ie. domestic policies, carbon pricing) recognized under the “Paris Agreement” in order to identify key barriers and develop approaches to address investments in low carbon technologies, including nuclear. A set of analytical IAEA tools or Member States’ own models or tools will be combined, tested and applied to assess the potential role of low carbon electricity generation projects, including nuclear, within long-term national GHG mitigation strategies. The variety of starting points and national circumstances will provide invaluable opportunity to both developed and developing Member States to share information in identifying least-cost decarbonisation strategies.

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