Nuclear Innovation for a Net Zero World

16:00, 4 November

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Part 1: Nuclear and Renewables for a Carbon-Neutral Future (16h00 – 17h00)

*** Ministerial/High Level segment ***

High-level multi-stakeholder conversation on the complementary role of nuclear power and renewables in the transition towards a carbon-neutral future, and how international cooperation is needed to enable this transition to net zero, through advances in technology, but also financing mechanisms, and global policy frameworks.

• Opening by Rafael Mariano Grossi (IAEA Director General) (5’)

16h05: Conversation between DG and Ministers: Governments’ and Intergovernmental Organizations’ views on the role of nuclear energy in the transition to a net zero world (15’)

• Bento Costa Lima Leite de Albuquerque Jr, Minister of Mines and Energy, Brazil
• Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Energy, Ghana
• Olga Algayerova, UNECE Executive Secretary
• Recorded message from Alexey Likhachev, DG ROSATOM

16h30: Conversation between IAEA DG and High-level industry leaders: Industry views on the role of nuclear energy in the transition to a net zero world (20’)

• Sama Bilbao, WNA Director General
• Ingemar Engkvist, CEO WANO
• John Hopkins, NuScale Chairman and CEO
• Boris Schucht, CEO URENCO

16h50: Special address by Jennifer Granholm, US Secretary of Energy
16h55: Conclusions by IAEA DG

Moderator: IAEA Jeff Donovan

Part 2: Nuclear Innovations to Achieve Net Zero Targets (17h10 – 18h20)

Panel 1: Enabling the transition, Ensuring a Level-playing field for all low C technologies (financing and public support) (17h10-17h40)
This moderated discussion will discuss the importance of Environmental, Social and Governance data collection and accounting metrics (ESG), taxonomies and other policy frameworks, accessing climate finance and the importance of consistency of approach and level playing fields for all low carbon technologies, including nuclear.

• Mohammed Al Hammadi, CEO, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)
• Maria Korsnick, CEO NEI
• Nicoletta Batini, Lead Evaluator of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office
• Fiona Reilly, Managing Director FiRe Energy (UK)

Moderator: Kirsty Gogan, co-founder Terra Praxis

Panel 2: on technology development (17h45 – 18h15)
This moderated discussion will discuss the importance of new technological innovations to enable nuclear energy’s full contribution to the decarbonization of the world’s energy systems, through low-carbon electricity, heat and hydrogen.

• Diane Cameron, Head of Division, OECD/NEA
• Juha Poikola, Manager Public Relations, TVO
• Vakis Ramany, Senior Vice President – Development, EDF
• Josh Freed, Senior Vice President for Climate and Energy, Third Way
• Vladimir Artisyuk, Advisor to ROSATOM DG

Moderator: Henri Paillere, IAEA

Wrap up and conclusions by IAEA




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