ROSATOM, a global technological leader, will attend the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) being held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, between 31 October and 12 November 2021.
COP26 will bring together political and business leaders from around the world to discuss how to accelerate progress towards achieving the Paris Agreement goals. Securing global net zero by the middle of this century is one of the main aims of the conference.
During COP26, ROSATOM will participate in a series of events aimed at highlighting the integral role nuclear energy can play in decarbonisation. In addition, Rosatom representatives will be speaking at a range of events organised by the Russian delegation.
On November 4, ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev will deliver a video address to the IAEA-organised high-level session “Nuclear and Renewables for a Carbon-Neutral Future.”
The session “Youth for Nuclear: Reconsidering the Sustainable Energy Challenge” will take place in the framework of Youth Day and climate-oriented educational programmes on November 5. Session participants will debate how to actively involve young people in shaping the future of the nuclear industry.
Clean Nuclear Energy Day, taking place on 8 November, will showcase ROSATOM’s technology and the importance of nuclear for achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Clean Nuclear Energy Day will be launched with an opening statement by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi. Kirill Komarov, ROSATOM’s First Deputy Director General for Development and International Business, Sama Bilbao y Leon, Director General of the World Nuclear Association, and Tom Samson, CEO of Rolls-Royce SMR Limited, will take part in the session on the role of nuclear energy in meeting net-zero obligations.
Virtual tours to the Leningrad NPP-2 and Beloyarsk NPP will be organised alongside video screenings of ROSATOM’s project “Atoms for Humanity” and a presentation of the Rhisotope project, a project to combat rhinoceros poaching in South Africa using radiation technology being implemented by a group of international scientists with Rosatom’s support.
ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev will speak at a November 11 session addressing “Low-carbon Development: Russia’s Role and Approaches.” The event will be moderated by the head of the Russian delegation, Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Overchyuk. Russia’s Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov, Russia’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Alexander Kozlov, Sberbank President German Gref, and En+ Group CEO Vyacheslav Solomin are also among participating speakers.
Tatyana Terentyeva, ROSATOM’s Deputy Director General for Human Resources, will speak at a session “Inclusive Human Resources Strategies for the Nuclear Sector: Balanced Diversity.” Polina Lion, Chief Sustainability Officer of ROSATOM, will speak at numerous sessions dedicated to combating climate change, achieving carbon neutrality, and green finance. Boris Arseev, ROSATOM’s Director of International Business, will partake in a discussion on the contribution of non-energy nuclear solutions to achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals.
About 25,000 people are expected to come to Glasgow to attend the two-week conference on climate change, including heads of state and heads of government from more than 120 countries.