Articles on Climate Change from World Nuclear News

The latest news from WNN on climate change and COP 26.

WNN: COP26 approaches deadline (12 Nov 2021)

After two weeks of talks, the COP26 meeting on climate change has only hours to produce a text on emissions reductions that every country in the world can sign up to.

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WNN: Nuclear a vital tool in achieving decarbonisation, panel says (4 Nov 2021)

Nuclear energy provides enormous opportunities to bring about a fast, cost-effective and just decarbonisation, Director General Sama Bilbao y León said

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WNN: Grossi 'absolutely confident' of nuclear's inclusion in EU taxonomy (4 Nov 2021)

IAEA's Rafael Mariano Grossi said he is "absolutely confident" that "some arrangement" will be made to accept nuclear energy in the EU's taxonomy

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WWN: Birol calls for nuclear acceleration (4 Nov 2021)

Countries have "re-appreciated" the value of nuclear power, IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said at COP26

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WNN: India sets target for net-zero (2 Nov 2021)

India has set a target of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. This was the fifth pledge made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his National Statement at COP26

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WNN: G20 leaders reaffirm commitment to Paris Agreement (1 Nov 2021)

The leaders of the G20, who met in Rome on 30-31 October, said they are committed to tackling the "critical and urgent threat" of climate change

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WNN: Companies outline net-zero actions ahead of COP26 (29 Oct 2021)

Nuclear technologies have a vital contribution to make in achieving net-zero but nuclear companies are working at the same time to address their own greenhouse gas emissions.

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WNN: GIF calls for nuclear's inclusion in COP26 discussions (29 Oct 2021)

All realistic options that might contribute to global net-zero must be considered, the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) has said in an open letter to COP26 President Alok Sharma.

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WNN: Net-zero easier and cheaper with nuclear, says French grid operator (28 Oct 2021)

The cheapest implies constructing 14 large new nuclear power reactors, plus a fleet of small modular reactors.

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WNN: Report highlights nuclear's contribution to SDGs (26 Oct 2021)

Nuclear industry organisations from around the world have today published a report highlighting the contributions made by nuclear towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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WNN: Nuclear part of UK's strategy for reaching net-zero (19 Oct 2021)

The UK government today published its Net Zero Strategy, setting out how the country will deliver on its commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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WNN: Macron: Nuclear 'absolutely key' to France's future (13 Oct 2021)

Nuclear power was at the heart of French President Emmanuel Macron's France 2030 plan for re-industrialisation

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WNN: IEA calls for commitments at COP26 to reach net-zero (13 Oct 2021)

The transition to a clean energy system is still progressing too slowly for the world to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says

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WNN: US DOE funds hydrogen production from nuclear power (8 Oct 2021)

A project to demonstrate the production of clean hydrogen energy from nuclear power at the Palo Verde nuclear power plant in Arizona is to receive USD20 million in federal funding.

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WNN: UK commits to decarbonise electricity system by 2035 (8 Oct 2021)

The UK government has announced plans to decarbonise the country's power system by 2035, instead of the previous target of 2050. 

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