Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation- ROSATOM emphasized on maximum harnessing the potential of nuclear technologies in order to implement the decisions of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and achieve sustainable development goals. He was addressing the plenary session of the 63rd Annual General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concluded in Vienna recently.
The IAEA Conference brought together high-level delegates from more than 170 member states to discuss the most relevant issues and set priorities for developing cooperation in the global nuclear industry.
Highlighting the importance of applying diversified nuclear energy solutions he said, “Another promising area is the introduction of small and medium capacity reactors. This opens up new opportunities to develop hard-to-reach regions where safe and affordable energy is needed”.
Alexander Merten, President of Rusatom International Network (a company of Rosatom) underscored the significance of increasing public acceptance at each stage of the national nuclear program. He was speaking at a session on the large-capacity NPP project in Uzbekistan.
ROSATOM Corporate Academy organized the session “Professional communities and cooperation development” to discuss personnel development strategies for the energy sector.
On sideline of the conference Russia signed a number of documents of strategic importance; an intergovernmental agreement with Uganda on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy and another similar agreement with Dominican Republic. Besides, ROSATOM and IAEA signed agreements to foster cooperation in the economic evaluation methodology in the nuclear power industry.
At this year’s General Conference, ROSATOM demonstrated cutting-edge Russian nuclear technologies, as well as their role in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals.