The “Nuclear for Climate” Declaration

Nuclear_for_Climate_logo
 

During ICAPP (International Congress on Advances on nuclear Power Plants) in Nice, France, on May 4, 39 nuclear societies, representing 50,000 scientists from 36 countries from all five continents jointly signed a declaration that presents their commitment to the fight against climate change.

The declaration is a major component of the “Nuclear for Climate” global initiative to achieve recognition that nuclear is a low-carbon energy that is part of the solution to fight climate change. In the summer of 2014, nuclear engineers and scientists launched this grassroots initiative.

 
39 nuclear societies jointly signed the Nuclear for Climate declaration
 

Initially launched through the French Nuclear Society, the European Nuclear Society, and the American Nuclear Society, “Nuclear for Climate” gathered the presidents or representatives from the participating organizations today to declare, “We proudly believe that nuclear energy is a key part of the solution in the fight against climate change.”

The scientists stressed that each country needs access to the widest possible portfolio of low-carbon technologies available, including nuclear energy, in order to reduce CO2 emissions and meet other energy goals.

They call for the new UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) Protocols to recognize nuclear energy as a low-carbon energy option, and to include it in its climate funding mechanisms, as is the case for all other low-carbon energy sources.

The French Nuclear Energy Society, SFEN (Société Française d’Energie Nucléaire) is the French knowledge hub for nuclear energy. Created in 1973, the SFEN provides a space where all those who are interested in nuclear energy and its applications can obtain and exchange information. The SFEN brings together 3 600 professionals, engineers, technicians, chemists, doctors, professors and students from industrial sites and from the French nuclear research organisations.

WFEO President-Elect Jorge Spitalnik signing the Nuclear for Climate Declaration
 
 

The “Nuclear for Climate” Declaration video

 

For more information:

  View the “Nuclear for Climate” Declaration

  Visit WFEO Declarations webpage

  View the “Nuclear for Climate” Flickr Photo album

  View the “Nuclear for Climate” Youtube Channel




Related news

Climate Change and NGOs – The International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO

November 23, 2017 - · ·

7-8 December 2017 | Paris, France Organized by the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in close cooperation with the UNESCO Secretariat, the [...]

WFEO presence at FIDIC Annual International Infrastructure Conference

November 23, 2017 - · · · ·

  President Elect Dr. Marlene Kanga was a keynote speaker at the FIDIC 2017 Annual International Infrastructure Conference which was [...]

Report of UNESCO Engineering Report II Kick-Off Meeting

November 22, 2017 - · · ·

  1. Overview Last 26 and 27 September 2017, the UNESCO Engineering Report II Kick-Off Meeting was held in Beijing, [...]

ECEC Medal Award to WFEO Past President Eng. Marwan Abdelhamid

November 16, 2017 - · ·

  On the occasion of its 10th anniversary celebration, the European Council of Engineers Chambers (ECEC) has presented an ECEC [...]

Report on EXPO 2017 Astana, Kazakhstan

October 18, 2017 - · · · · ·

  The World Scientists and Engineers Congress (WSEC-2017) hosted the “Energy of the Future: Innovation scenarios and methods of their [...]

3rd European Engineers Day in Vienna

October 17, 2017 - · ·

  For the third time the European Engineers’ Day was co-organised by the European Council of Engineering Chambers (ECEC), the [...]

WFEO participation at the World Scientific and Engineering Congress – WSEC 2017

September 14, 2017 - · · · · ·

  The World Scientific and Engineering Congress (WSEC 2017) took place during the EXPO 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan last 19-21 [...]

Engineering International Congress 2017

August 29, 2017 - · · ·

  16 – 18 November 2017 | Cusco, Peru   The fifth Engineering International Congress 2017, organized by the Peruvian [...]

ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017

August 10, 2017 - · · · · ·

  26-28 October 2017 | New York, USA   Sustainable Cities for an Uncertain World The ASCE’s International Conference on [...]

FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference 2017

August 4, 2017 - · · · ·

  1 – 3 October 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia Resilient Infrastructure – Improving Life Indonesia, at the heart of SEA, has [...]

World Federation of Engineering Organizations /
Fédération Mondiale des Organisations d'Ingénieurs

Maison de l'Unesco

1, rue Miollis 75015 Paris, France
Disclaimer | Contact Us




© 2008 - 2017 WFEO/FMOI. All rights reserved