Deadline for Paper Submission Extended: International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power

The deadline for interested contributors to submit their abstracts for the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power has been extended to 15 May 2019. The conference will be held in Vienna from 7 to 11 October 2019. 

Nuclear power can make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, all while supporting sustainable development and fulfilling growing energy demands. The IAEA supports countries by providing guidance for safe, secure, sustainable and safeguarded nuclear technology and in formulating national energy strategies and policies.

“Many countries tell us that they are keen in maintaining their nuclear power programmes or launching new ones because they want clean, sustainable, baseload energy they can rely on,” said Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy. “The emphasis is on energy security and climate change.”

The conference will provide a forum for the exchange of information on the role of nuclear power in combating climate change and on the opportunities and challenges of nuclear technology development in supporting the low-carbon energy transformation needed to achieve the climate change goals. To this end, the IAEA seeks to bring together representatives of relevant low-carbon energy sectors, international organizations and other parties.

The main topics to be covered include: challenges and opportunities for existing nuclear power plants with respect to their continuous contribution to the avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions; factors necessary to support high rates of deployment, including for advanced nuclear power technologies, consistent with achieving the climate change goals; and the prospects for synergies between nuclear power and other low-carbon energy sources.

Anyone wishing to present a paper at the conference — either orally or in the form of a poster — must submit a contributed paper in electronic format through the conference’s web-based file submission system (IAEA-INDICO). Paper copies cannot be accepted and the instructions on the format of the submissions must be closely followed in order for the abstract to be considered by the Programme Committee.

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