In the fight against carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels, six countries want to open a broad front for nuclear energy at the global climate conference, COP28, in Dubai.
France, Britain, the United States, Sweden, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates will call for a tripling of nuclear power capacity by 2050, the French Energy Ministry said last night in a statement during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).
France is at the head of the “nuclear alliance”
It is planned that more countries will be won over to this initiative. In addition to renewable energy, French Energy Minister Agnes Pannier-Ronacher relies primarily on nuclear energy to combat global warming.
According to her ministry, she will also announce at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) that “without the nuclear contribution we will not be able to achieve” the goal of the Paris Climate Agreement and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, if possible, compared to the pre-industrial era. .
She added that the declaration was scheduled to be submitted on 2 December, shortly after the start of the twenty-eighth session of the Conference of the Parties. According to the ministry, this is complemented by a call for the World Bank and development banks to make efforts to finance nuclear energy, “which they are not doing today.”
With 56 reactors and 68 million people, France is the country with the largest number of nuclear power plants per capita in the world. It heads the European Nuclear Alliance, which includes 16 countries.
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