Statements on Climate Change by World Nuclear Association

The COP26 climate change conference, held in Glasgow, Scotland in November, was the latest international effort aimed at tackling the threat of climate change.

This page provides links to statements made by World Nuclear Association, either individually, or in partnership with other organizations.

Response to the IPCC Working Group III AR6 report (4 April 2022)

The IPCC’s report makes it clear that nuclear energy has an important role to play now and in the long-term mitigation of climate change.


Nuclear industry calls for successful conclusion to COP26 (10 Nov 2021)

World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León has called for more action, not more rhetoric, to come out of the ongoing COP26 climate change conference


Letter sent to the COP26 President (16 August 2021)

A letter sent to Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, President, COP26 from Dr Sama Bilbao y Leon, Director General, World Nuclear Association


G7 pledges to accelerate progress on nuclear for decarbonization (14 June 2021)

Leaders of the G7 countries have committed accelerate deployment of ‘zero emissions energy’ to achieve a decarbonized power system.


Response to the International Energy Agency’s Net Zero by 2050 report (18 May 2021)

Nuclear energy makes a “significant contribution” to the IEA's Net Zero Emissions scenario, and will provide an “essential foundation” in the transition to a net-zero energy system.


Net Zero Needs Nuclear (14 May 2021)

Ahead of the forthcoming IEA report on Net Zero, national and regional associations joined World Nuclear Association in calling for acceleration of the scale and timeframe for investment in new nuclear capacity


Climate Leaders need nuclear energy to achieve net zero (22 April 2021)

At the Leaders Summit on Climate a a realistic, science-based approach that addresses all sectors must be taken that uses every low-carbon technology at our disposal, including nuclear power.