Rosatom’s thematic week titled “Breakthrough Applied sciences for a Sustainable Future” ended on January 24 on the Russia’s Expo 2020 pavilion in Dubai. A complete of 18 periods have been devoted to the function of superior applied sciences in reaching a sustainable future and fixing essentially the most urgent challenges of our time.
In one of many periods “Path to net-zero: challenges and sensible steps,” devoted to decarbonization – an vital side of sustainable improvement, Rosatom Director Normal Alexey Likhachev famous the significance of getting nuclear power categorized as ‘inexperienced’: “We perceive that regardless of all the advantages and alternatives offered by the ‘inexperienced’ agenda, this ‘inexperienced’ standing should first be confirmed formally. Immediately ‘inexperienced’ regulation is just being developed in lots of international locations and harmonising the necessities internationally and regionally is vital. Nuclear power has been categorized as ‘inexperienced’ in Russia since final 12 months.”
Rosatom’s Chief Sustainability Officer Polina Lion famous: “Immediately there’s a consensus on the planet that it’s unimaginable to attain international local weather objectives with out nuclear power. Identical to renewable power sources, nuclear power has a zero-carbon footprint. As a part of its efforts to meet its obligations to attain carbon neutrality, Russia plans to extend the share of nuclear power in its power combine from 20 to 25% by 2050.”
Rosatom periods have been attended by representatives of greater than 100 corporations from internationally. Representatives from governments, regulators, non-government and professional organizations, educational and analysis establishments, and youth associations additionally took half within the periods.
Contributors of the periods mentioned vital points within the discipline of worldwide sustainable improvement, together with methods to attain carbon neutrality and tackle local weather challenges; the function of latest nuclear applied sciences, together with small modular reactors; eliminating ‘power’ inequality and fixing financial and social issues; the significance of composite supplies for restructuring conventional industries and forming new industries; the coaching and training of personnel; the potential of utilizing nuclear applied sciences to enhance the standard and length of human life; challenges in IT sector improvement and the function of IT options in bolstering varied sectors of the worldwide financial system; approaches to communications and PR within the nuclear trade and the trade’s function in implementing humanitarian tasks.
The session devoted to Rosatom’s tasks within the Center East and North Africa area generated excessive curiosity amongst attendees. Representatives from Rosatom and its companions in Egypt and Turkey offered an replace on the most recent milestones on the development websites of the nuclear energy crops being inbuilt these two international locations and spoke about different Rosatom-supported regional nuclear trade tasks.
For these unable to attend in individual, the week’s periods have been additionally accessible on social media with 17 on-line broadcasts on Fb and Youtube and a reside feed of memorable quotes on Twitter reaching a complete viewers of 600,000 folks.