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Participants in a programme launched by the IAEA during the COVID-19 pandemic have agreed to step up joint efforts to fight the monkeypox and Lassa fever viruses using nuclear science.

Date: Friday, 10 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-science-to-help-tackle-monkeypox,-Lassa-fe

Climate change - if left unchecked - could cost the global economy USD178 trillion over the next 50 years, according to a new report from Deloitte. But if the world acts now to rapidly achieve net-zero emissions by mid-century, the transformation of the economy would set the world up for stronger economic growth by 2070.

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Climate-inaction-could-cost-world-USD178-trillion

Given the EU's legally binding 2050 comprehensive decarbonisation policy with adequate CO2 pricing, the closure of many large nuclear power plants in Belgium and Germany, and an EU-wide coal power phase out by 2030-2050 and the inability of intermittent renewable energy to supply the scale and quality of energy needed for continent-scale decarbonisation, there is a strong business case to deploy small modular reactors (SMRs) in the EU by 2040, writes Kalev Kallemets, co-founder and CEO of Fermi Energia.

Date: Friday, 08 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Energy-crisis-demands-quickly-scalable-S

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on 16 September that, with its partners it was supporting nuclear remediation efforts in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Date: Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsebrd-supports-clean-up-of-uranium-waste-in-central-asia-9093669

The Government of Kazakhstan and the Samruk-Kazyna sovereign wealth fund will over the next year explore the possibility of developing nuclear energy in Kazakhstan, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in his State of the Nation address on 1 September. The country is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2060 but will need energy for quality growth, he said.

Date: Wednesday, 08 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-optimal-solution-for-decarbonising-Kazakhs

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest flagship report, “Financing clean energy transitions in emerging and developing economies,” barely mentions nuclear, except in passing, in its 237 pages. In his Foreword to the report, IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol says the IEA “has made it crystal clear that countries around the world must urgently accelerate their transitions to clean energy” to stave off the worst effects of climate change and “to build a more healthy, prosperous and secure future where everyone has access to clean and affordable energy supplies”. He warns: “If energy transitions and clean energy investment do not quickly pick up speed in emerging and developing economies, the world will face a major fault line in efforts to address climate change and reach other sustainable development goals.” This is because most growth in global emissions in the coming decades is set to come from emerging and developing economies as they grow, industrialise and urbanise.

Date: Friday, 11 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-sees-no-place-for-nuclear-in-financing-clean-energy-transitions-in-emerging-economies-8810910

Annual investment in clean energy in emerging and developing economies will need to increase sevenfold by 2030 if the world is to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. Financing Clean Energy Transitions in Emerging and Developing Economies is a collaboration between the IEA, the World Bank and World Economic Forum.

Date: Friday, 11 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Clean-energy-should-be-investment-priority-IEA

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are on course to increase by 1.5 billion tonnes in 2021 - the biggest annual rise in emissions since 2010, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). This increase, reversing most of last year's decline caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is being driven by a strong rebound in demand for coal in electricity generation.

Date: Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Coal-demand-to-boost-CO2-emissions-in-2021-says-IE

The nuclear energy industry will continue to innovate and adopt advanced technologies to constantly improve the way nuclear power plants generate efficient, reliable and carbon-free electricity to power an increasingly interconnected world, writes Catherine Cornand, senior executive vice president of the Installed Base Business Unit at Framatome.

Date: Friday, 05 March 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Nuclear-in-the-fourth-industrial-revolut

The International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2020 focuses on the next ten years, exploring different pathways out of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: Friday, 16 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsworld-energy-outlook-2020-examines-pathways-out-of-the-pandemic-crisis-8182226