There is an urgent need to address the competing demands of generating more electricity with tackling climate change. Electricity is the fastest growing final demand source of energy, growing 3-4% annually, as more and more of our lives are powered by electricity as part of the electrification revolution. It is essential that power generation is decarbonized if we are to achieve Net Zero by 2050 and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.
Nuclear energy is the world's second-largest source of low-carbon power after hydro, and is key to achieving global net zero objectives. In commercial use since the 1960s, nuclear energy currently provides about 11% of the world’s electricity requirements from 440 nuclear reactors in 32 countries. Studies show that, over the past 50 years, the use of nuclear energy has reduced CO2 emissions by over 60 gigatonnes – nearly two years' worth of global energy-related emissions – and will be crucial for the decarbonization of energy systems worldwide.
The dedicated Nuclear Energy Leadership Forum will run alongside the exhibition focusing on the deployment of safe, reliable nuclear energy generation, technological advancements in nuclear energy, the latest in research and development of nuclear science and technology and more.
2022 NUCLEAR ENERGY LEADERSHIP FORUM THEMES:
- NUCLEAR ENERGY AND NET-ZERO LICENSING & REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS
- NUCLEAR NEW BUILD PROJECTS
- ESG INVESTMENTS FOR A NET ZERO ECOMONY
- INNOVATIONS IN THE NUCLEAR SECTOR
- NUCLEAR AS AN ENERGY SECURITY RESOURCE
- ATTRACTING TALENT FOR THE GREEN TRANSITION SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT