U.S.-endorsed declaration commits to tripling the world’s nuclear energy capacity by 2050

COP28: American Nuclear Society Applauds Historic Nuclear Pledge by the US and 21 Countries

U.S.-endorsed declaration commits to tripling the world’s nuclear energy capacity by 2050

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Statement from American Nuclear Society (ANS) Executive Director and CEO Craig Piercy on the launching of the “Declaration to Triple Nuclear Energy” by the United States and twenty-one other countries during the World Climate Action Summit of the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):

“On behalf of America’s nuclear professionals, we applaud the historic commitment made today by the U.S. and 21 other countries to tripling global nuclear energy production by 2050. This is real, tangible climate action in meeting the world’s clean energy needs. Tripling the world’s nuclear energy supplies by 2050 is the catalyst required to halt rising temperatures and achieve a sustainable future while lifting millions out of poverty.

The Declaration to Triple Nuclear Energy also recognizes the key role of carbon-free nuclear energy in halting climate change – and calls on international financial institutions to craft nuclear-inclusive lending policies. A rapid, large-scale deployment of new reactors around the world can only happen with the end of financing bans against nuclear energy projects by multilateral banks like the World Bank.”

As an NGO with UNFCCC observer status, ANS is participating at COP28 and has over two dozen nuclear engineers and scientists on the ground to ensure that carbon-free nuclear energy has a seat at the table in international climate discussions.

About: Established in 1954, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) is an international professional organization of engineers, scientists, technologists, teachers, and healthcare providers devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its more than 10,000 members represent government, academia, research laboratories, medical facilities, and private industry. ANS’s mission is to advance, foster, and spur the development and application of nuclear science, engineering, and technology to benefit society.

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