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2022 / 06 / 08

First International Conference on Nuclear Law held by the United Nations


Researcher from the LCSC Law Institute Jolanta Apolevič took part in The Global Debate on Nuclear Law (ICNL 2022) organized by the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA’s) in Vienna, Austria, from 25 to 29 April 2022. This is a first time when such an international conference on nuclear law was organized under the out species of the IAEA (https://conferences.iaea.org/event/257/ ). The debate covered four branches of nuclear law: nuclear safety, security, safeguards and civil liability for nuclear damage and provided a unique global forum for representatives from governments, international and non-governmental organizations, the industry, the legal and insurance sectors, academia, and civil society, to discuss current topical issues. On a global scale, this event was of particular importance in the light of including nuclear energy into energy portfolio due to the climate change challenges (according to IAEA projections, reflected in its report, in order to bring global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050 and give the world an even chance of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 °C – 30 new reactors need to be build each year until 2050 (https://www.iea.org/reports/net-zero-by-2050)). The IAEA also presented a comprehensive book on International Nuclear Law released by Springer publisher.