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Friday, 27 November 2015 14:00

Nuclear power to play an important role in the coming decades - Yukiya Amano

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on Thursday (November 26) addressed issues of technical cooperation, nuclear applications, nuclear energy, safety and security, and nuclear verification at the meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors in Vienna, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the press statement of IAEA.

According to Yukiya Amano, the 648 proposed new technical cooperation projects for 2016-2017 demonstrate the wide scope of the Agency’s mandate, and the positive impact of its work on the lives of people around the world.

“Importantly for our work, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by world leaders in September, contain explicit recognition of the importance of science and technology for development,” he said.

“The SDGs cover many areas in which the IAEA contributes a great deal,” Amano added. “These include energy, food security and nutrition, human health, protection of the oceans and management of water resources, as well as climate change.”

Turning to nuclear energy, Yukiya Amano noted that the IAEA will be participating in side events at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP-21, that begins in Paris next week. “Many countries expect nuclear power to play an important role in their energy mix in the coming decades,” Amano said. “It is one of the lowest emitters of carbon dioxide among energy sources, considering emissions through the entire life cycle,” he added.

 

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