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COP 24: 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

6 December 2018 – 6 December 2018

Katowice, Poland

At COP 24, the NICE Future initiative convened a side event on "Clean, Reliable Energy: Accelerating Emissions Reductions and Energy Security through Innovative Technology and Uses of Advanced Nuclear Energy." Speakers from governments, research organizations and NGOs worldwide discussed breakthrough innovative and integrated systems and applications. Of particular note were nuclear-renewable systems that enhance renewables integration into the grid and further enable both technologies.

"I am pleased that during COP 24 there is also a place for discussion on nuclear energy and its role in the energy systems of the future," said Poland's Minister of Energy, Krzysztof Tchórzewski, in keynote remarks.

Sarah Lennon and Jozef Sobolewski at COP24 standing in front of COP 24 banner
Sarah Lennon (left), Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation and lead for the NICE Future initiative U.S. team, talks with Jozef Sobolewski (right), Former Director of the Nuclear Energy Department at the Ministry of Energy, Poland.

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three COP 24 side events panelists, including Jill Engel-Cox and Agneta Rising, seated in front of a COP 24 banner
NICE Future initiative-led official side event has leaders Jill Engel-Cox (left) of the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) and Agneta Rising (center), Director General for the World Nuclear Association, discuss the role of nuclear energy in reducing emissions and enabling other clean energy technologies.
three men (one with a microphone) and two women seated in front of three banners, including a COP 24 banner
An expert panel discusses nuclear's roles in accelerating emissions reductions at this official NICE Future initiative side event.