Nuclear and climate change information

Find links below to a range of our information library pages and other articles on climate change. 

How can nuclear combat climate change?

To limit the impacts of climate change, the world must rapidly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Nuclear energy is low-carbon and can supply the world with clean, reliable, and affordable electricity. 

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Climate Change - The Science

Atmospheric concentrations of some of the gases that produce the greenhouse effect are increasing due to human activity and the vast majority of the world's climate scientists believe this causes global warming and resulting climate change.

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Policy Responses to Climate Change

Climate change is a worldwide problem and policy responses have accordingly had an international basis; the principal focus has been on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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UN COP Climate Change Conferences

Every year the UN holds a climate change conference. Our association has been involved in many of the COP event over the course of more than 20 years. 

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Renewable Energy and Electricity

Like nuclear power, renewable energy provides electricity without significant carbon dioxide emissions. However,  solar and wind require back-up generating capacity due to their intermittent nature.

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Electricity and Energy Storage

Energy storage on a large scale has become a major focus of attention and research as intermittent renewable energy has become more prevalent.

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'Clean Coal' Technologies

Burning coal without adding to global carbon dioxide levels is a major technological challenge. The greatest challenge is bringing the cost of capture and storage technology down sufficiently for 'clean coal' to compete with nuclear power.

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The Harmony programme

We coordinate the Harmony programme on behalf of the nuclear community to identify the measures that need to be put in place to deliver a low-carbon future to which nuclear energy fully contributes.

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