CEM-12: Pathways to Net Zero Emissions with Nuclear Innovation



During this event, ministers, multi-governmental organization leaders, and environmental non-profit and industry leaders all gathered to discuss diverse national and multi-national pathways to net zero. The event highlights how technology breakthroughs and innovations can accelerate strategies to cleaner energy. The event also features the launch of a new NICE Future initiative publication, featuring perspectives on these pathways from ministers and multi-governmental organization leaders. 


  • Pathways flyerWelcome: Dr. Jill Engel-Cox, Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA), U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Operating Agent of the NICE Future initiative
  • Special Video: Rich Powell, Executive Director, ClearPath
  • Special Video: Kelsy Green, Climate Change Project Chair, International Youth Nuclear Congress
  • New Member Statement: Hon. Minister Barbara Pompili, Minister, Ministry for the Ecological Transition, France

Session 1: National Pathways: Introduced by Josh Freed, Lead, Climate and Energy Program, Third Way

  • Hon. Seamus O’Regan, Member of Parliament, Minister of Natural Resources, Canada
  • Rt. Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Minister of Business, Energy, and Clean Growth at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, U.K.
  • Hon. David Turk, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Hon. Kiyoshi Ejima, State Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Japan
  • Hon. Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Climate and Environment, Poland
  • Hon. Eng. Collins Juma, Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Power and Energy Agency, Kenya

Session 2: Perspectives: Moderated by Kirsty Gogan, Founder and Managing Director of TerraPraxis

  • Dr. Sama Bilbao y Léon, Director-General, World Nuclear Association
  • Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • William D. Magwood, IV, Director-General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
  • Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency


All NICE Future initiative webinar presentations are followed by question-and-answer sessions with webinar participants.
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