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

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Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

I12006

CRP

2139

Approved Date

22 April 2016

Status

3 - Active - Ongoing

Start Date

17 October 2016

Expected End Date

16 October 2019

Completed Date

27 March 2020

Participating Countries

Armenia
Australia
Chile
China
Croatia
Ghana
Lithuania
Pakistan
Poland
South Africa
Türkiye
Ukraine
Viet Nam

Description

This CRP will coordinate 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.

Objectives

Developed and developing states need to design the implementation of INDCs and prepare their mid-century, long-term low GHG emissions development strategies under the PA of UNFCCC. The overall objective of the CRP is to support Member States in national level evaluations on the potential role of nuclear power in GHG mitigation in preparation of their low GHG emissions development strategies under the PA. Another important objective is to develop analytical framework for the assessment of support mechanisms to address investments in low carbon technologies, including nuclear.

Specific objectives

To assist Member States in evaluating support policies (national and international) for low carbon projects.

To develop and test analytical / methodological frameworks for comparing low carbon energy supply options, including nuclear power, under various policy support mechanisms.

To generate information package for Member States in preparation of their low GHG emissions development strategies under the PA.

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