Rosatom and the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future) initiative present:
Shaping the Clean Energy Future
Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 11:00 – 13:00 am EST
About this webinar:
Nuclear power is a low-carbon source of energy. Over the past 50 years, the use of nuclear power has reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by over 60 gigatonnes – nearly two years’ worth of global energy-related emissions. With the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015, almost all parties agreed to control green house gas emissions and limit the increase of global mean surface temperature to below 2°C. In order to reach this goal, CO2 emissions from electricity generation must fall to nearly zero by the middle of this century. The current reduction of global CO2 emissions as a result of COVID-19 pandemic is hardly to be of crucial effect in a view of upcoming economic recovery.
The recent projections of the International Energy Agency (IEA) show that there is a strong need in ensuring existing nuclear power plants operation as long as they are safe in order to achieve the pace of CO2 emissions reduction in line with the Paris Agreement. The agency encourages support of new nuclear construction and development of new nuclear technologies. The webinar aims at presenting the ongoing discussions in Russia on climate change and potential of nuclear power in shaping the clean energy future. Panelists will discuss the 2050 low-carbon agenda and sustainable energy mix, carbon footprints and anthropogenic heat flows generated by energy consumption, challenges and opportunities of decarbonization in Russia. Panelists will analyze the economic viability of nuclear power plants in the context of climate change and present a new data visualization tool for predictive analytics.
Moderator: Vladimir Artisyuk, Councilor, Advisor to DG,
• Mikhail Yulkin, CEO, The Centre of Ecological Investment
• Alexander Ginzburg, Head of laboratory, A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics
• Fedor Veselov, Deputy director, Energy Research Institute, RAS
• Polina Lion, Chief Sustainability Officer, Rosatom
• Evgenii Varseev & Ivan Andryushin, Youth Committee members and data analytics, Rosatom Technical Academy