Energy is essential for sustainable economic growth and improved human welfare. Nuclear energy provides access to clean, reliable and affordable energy, mitigating the negative impacts of climate change. It is a significant part of the world energy mix and its use is expected to grow in the coming decades.

The IAEA fosters the efficient and safe use of nuclear power by supporting existing and new nuclear programmes around the world, catalysing innovation and building capacity in energy planning, analysis, and nuclear information and knowledge management. The Agency helps countries meet growing energy demand for development, while improving energy security, reducing environmental and health impacts, and mitigating climate change.

The IAEA assists countries in all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, from uranium mining to spent fuel and radioactive waste management, fostering technical information exchange between countries. It also supports the broad use of peaceful nuclear technology through research reactors and non-electric applications, as well as the development of fusion.

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