Nuclear organizations work with stakeholders to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals

  • To implement the other 16 Sustainable Development Goals, governments, civil society, scientists, academia, and the  private sector need to work together, combining their skills and expertise to be better able to achieve a common objective.
  • Organizations such as CNA, FORATOM, JAIF, KAIF, NEI, NIA and World Nuclear Association bring representatives of different nuclear companies together to work on areas of common interest and engage with other stakeholders.

Strong partnerships between the nuclear industry and other stakeholders enable nuclear technologies to contribute to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

A key partnership in Canada is the Darlington and Bruce refurbishment projects, a collaborative effort between the nuclear industry and the Government of Ontario. This effort will ensure the life extension of 10 reactors. The refurbishment project, which will last approximately 15 years, is creating thousands of jobs and extending the operating lifetime of the reactors for another 30 years or more.

Launched in June 2021, the IAEA’s “Nuclear Saves” Partnerships provide an opportunity for companies and organizations to support the IAEA in transferring nuclear science and technology to countries to improve the health and prosperity of millions of people around the world. The Nuclear Energy Institute, World Nuclear Association and Westinghouse Electric Company are Nuclear Saves partners with the IAEA.

The nuclear industry conducts outreach with developing countries, and has partnerships with governments, NGOs and UN bodies such as the IAEA and UNECE. One example is the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation, which is a partnership of countries that share knowledge and experience with developing countries so that they can make informed decisions regarding the establishment of nuclear facilities.

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