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At the 28th Conference of the Parties to the original 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), 22 countries signed a declaration supporting tripling nuclear energy capacity by 2050. The document was signed by the heads of state, or senior officials, from Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ghana, Hungary, Japan, South Korea, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the USA. China and Russia did not sign, although they have the world’s fastest growing and most ambitious nuclear power programmes.

Date: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscop28-22-countries-target-tripling-global-nuclear-energy-capacity-by-2050-11347824

The Net Zero Nuclear Industry Pledge, which commits to a goal of at least tripling nuclear capacity by 2050, was unveiled at an event at the UN's COP28 climate change summit taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Date: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Net-Zero-Nuclear-Industry-Pledge-backed-by-120-com

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) team of experts concluded an 18-day mission to the Penly NPP in France at the request of the French Government. IAEA said that the operator of units 1&2 at the Penly NPP has demonstrated a commitment to operational safety. The team also encouraged the operator to continue improvements in areas such as the implementation of maintenance work.

Date: Thursday, 28 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-sees-operational-safety-commitment-at-penly-11175171

World Nuclear Association and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), with support from the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Atoms4NetZero and the UK government, have launched the Net Zero Nuclear initiative seeking "unprecedented collaboration between government, industry leaders and civil society" ahead of COP28.

Date: Friday, 08 September 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Net-Zero-Nuclear-campaign-launched,-seeking-to-tri

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Saudi Arabia is considering a Chinese proposal to build a NPP. Citing Saudi sources acquainted with the situation, WSJ said China National Nuclear Corp (SNNS) had submitted a bid to construct a nuclear plant in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, close to the border with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssaudi-arabia-reportedly-considers-chinese-bid-for-npp-11105735

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) team of experts said Électricité de France (EDF) has strengthened operational safety at France’s Belleville NPP and addressed the findings of the previous IAEA review in 2021.

Date: Saturday, 03 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-safety-mission-reports-progress-at-belleville-npp-10909533

The US government has rejected Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power’s (KHNP’s) report on the tender for a nuclear power plant project in the Czech Republic. This has increased concerns that Korea’s plans to boost its nuclear reactor exports may continue to be stalled by ongoing litigation with Westinghouse Electric Company.

Date: Wednesday, 12 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-stalls-south-koreas-npp-export-plans-10747925

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA's) planned new laboratory greenhouses have recently received pledges of €5.5m from 12 countries. The greenhouses are part of the Agency’s ReNuAL2 project to upgrade its nuclear applications laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria. The contributions were provided by Algeria, Australia, Germany, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Netherlands, South Korea, Slovenia, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the USA. This met the target of estimated funding needed for construction of new laboratory greenhouses, which are necessary for the Agency’s work in plant-breeding, food safety, soil and water management and crop nutrition. The greenhouses were the last major ReNuAL2 project element requiring funding.

Date: Thursday, 16 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-funding-for-iaea-lab-renovation-project-10677116