By 2050, 25% of global electricity production should come from nuclear power plants, said the Director-General of the World Nuclear Association Agneta Rising. She noted that 55 reactors have been put in operation in 12 countries in the last 5 years, as 19 different technologies have been used.
“If we want to serve our countries and peoples well on our planet, for the sake of sustainable development, for fighting climate change, we all have to work together and towards nuclear energy”, said Agneta Rising at the opening of the tenth anniversary edition of Atomexpo.
“The development of nuclear power is key to reducing carbon dioxide emissions”, says the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano.
Rosatom General Director Alexey Likhachev pointed out in his address the key role of nuclear power to ensure the safety and security of energy supply.
The tenth anniversary edition of Atomexpo this year takes place in the Russian resort of Sochi. This year, the motto of the forum is “The Global Partnership – Common Success”. Several round tables and discussions are scheduled within the event. For the first time, the Atomexpo Awards will be awarded to contribute to the development of nuclear power.