Brussels to host first Nuclear Energy Summit

Rafael Mariano Grossi, IAEA Director General

© APA | Rafael Mariano Grossi, IAEA Director General

# 04 March 2024 15:28 (UTC +04:00)

On the 21st of this month, heads of state and government will gather in Brussels for the first ever Nuclear Energy Summit, hosted jointly by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Government of Belgium, APA reports citing IAEA.

"The summit, co-chaired by Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo and myself, will highlight the role of nuclear energy in mitigating the environmentally harmful use of fossil fuels, in enhancing energy security and in boosting economic prosperity and development. The meeting will extend the momentum gained at December’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, where for the first time the Global Stocktake backed nuclear energy investment among low-emissions technologies.

Today, 413 nuclear power reactors operating in 31 countries make up more than 370 gigawatts of installed capacity, providing almost 10 per cent of the world’s total electricity and a quarter of its low-carbon supply. Much more is needed and planned. The summit will highlight this and look at concrete pathways to achieving results," he noted.