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A Global Playbook for Nuclear Energy Development in Embarking Countries: Six Dimensions for Success

A Global Playbook for Nuclear Energy Development in Embarking Countries: Six Dimensions for Success

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Mitigating climate change, improving energy security, and creating the conditions for social progress through sustainable economic growth are interrelated challenges. Nuclear energy can play a pivotal role in addressing all of them. Growing recognition of this potential presents a unique opportunity to craft a global strategy for deploying new nuclear technologies. But to make impact at required scale, nuclear energy would need to be deployed alongside other clean energy solutions at a pace and scale of many tens of gigawatts (GW) per year from now until 2050. Much of this deployment will occur in countries that currently do not haveany commercial reactors, referred to as “embarking countries” by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Any approach to scaling nuclear energy will need a comprehensive strategy to help these countries chart their individual nuclear journeys.

This playbook is a collaboration of the EFI Foundation, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and the Clean Air Task Force. It outlines pathways for the responsible, sustainable, and effective development of new nuclear projects and industries in embarking countries. Throughout, the playbook emphasizes the need for a holistic approach to scaling nuclear energy, considering the unique challenges and opportunities specific to each country, and highlights the role that new international institutions could play in supporting a global nuclear expansion.

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