Fri 14-04-2023 23:31 PM
SAPPORO, Japan, 14th April, 2023 (WAM) – The Nuclear Energy Forum, to be held in Sapporo, Japan, this weekend, will bring together industry leaders and senior governmental officials from G7 countries to discuss the essential contribution of nuclear energy to achieving climate and energy security, alongside the meeting of G7 Ministers on climate, energy and environment. The G7 climate, energy and environment ministers are scheduled to meet in Sapporo on April 15-16.
The Nuclear Energy Forum will also see the signing of a joint declaration by World Nuclear Association Director General Dr Sama Bilbao y León, alongside leaders of five other nuclear trade associations - Canadian Nuclear Association, Japan Atomic Industrial Forum, nucleareurope, Nuclear Energy Institute (US), and Nuclear Industry Association (UK).
The declaration will call on governments to support the long-term operation of existing nuclear power plants and accelerate the deployment of new nuclear power plants.
Speaking ahead of the Nuclear Energy Forum, Dr Sama Bilbao y León said; “A robust global supply chain is essential to enable nuclear energy to grow at the pace required to deliver climate and energy security. Governments should support international cooperation, the development of financial frameworks that incentivize investment in nuclear energy and streamlined international licensing and regulatory paradigms.”
Dr Sama Bilbao y León will lead the first panel discussion on nuclear energy’s contribution to climate security, with expert panellists from Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United States.