MORE than 100 nuclear societies around the globe, representing over 80,000 young professionals, engineers, scientists, nuclear experts, environmentalists and concerned citizens, are calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, COP President Alok Sharma and Patricia Espinosa of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat to ‘follow the science’ and recognise that nuclear energy output around the world must at least double by 2050 to set us on the path towards achieving Net Zero.

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) being held in Glasgow from November 1 to 12 represents a critical opportunity for world nations to come together and take action collectively, changing the way we think about climate and setting us clearly on the path towards Net Zero.

The 2021 Nuclear for Climate position paper outlines the scientific justification behind why Net Zero needs nuclear and calls on all those involved at COP26 to take a science-led and technology neutral approach to energy policy and financing.

To mark the COP Bureau meeting that is taking place over the next three weeks, more than 100 nuclear societies around the world have declared their support for the paper.

Key policymakers at COP26 such as Alok Sharma and Patricia Espinosa, amongst many others, have been contacted to take action and ensure nuclear is equally represented and supported at COP26 alongside renewables.

On behalf of Nuclear for Climate and the Nuclear Institute Young Generation Network