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Nuclear power will give Poland energy security, keep its rapid industrialisation cost-competitive and help it to achieve climate neutrality, Minister of Climate MichaƂ Kurtyka said during a Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) WebChat this week. In conversation with NEA Director General William Magwood, Kurtyka said Poland had long-coveted nuclear power and was looking forward to the many benefits it offers as the country plans a clean energy future.

Date: Thursday, 18 June 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Polish-climate-minister-lists-benefits-of-adopting

Making a commitment to build six new EPRs in France would be an "effective stimulus" for the country's economy as it recovers in the years ahead from the shock of COVID-19, the French nuclear energy society (SFEN) wrote in a position paper published this week. Nuclear energy "ticks all three boxes" highlighted in the debate about the recovery - that investments should be in low-carbon, resilient and sovereign industries, it said.

Date: Saturday, 16 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SFEN-Nuclear-essential-to-economic-recovery

The Paris agreement on climate change entered into force on 4 November, the first agreement by governments on legally binding limits to global temperature rises. Under the agreement, all nations have agreed to combat climate change and to “unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future that will keep a global average temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius with the accepted international aim of working to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius”, the UN said.

Date: Tuesday, 08 November 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsclimate-change-agreement-enters-into-force-5662381