Please join the Atlantic Council’s private roundtable event, hosted in collaboration with the EFI Foundation, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and the Clean Air Task Force, to discuss nuclear energy and its pathway to global scale ahead of COP28. The roundtable will take place on Wednesday, November 15, from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET at the Atlantic Council Headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005).

COP28 is expected to deliver significant momentum for recognizing nuclear power as an essential part of a suite of solutions for climate change. This off-the-record roundtable conversation with former US Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz and Armond Cohen, Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force, will convene senior stakeholders from governments, private sector developers, regulatory authorities, international finance, and civil society to: 

  • Discuss key nuclear energy and related climate initiatives and announcements expected at COP28, especially those that interface significantly with embarking and new nuclear countries.
  • Provide an exclusive preview of a new report—A Global Playbook for Nuclear Energy Development in Embarking Countries: Six Dimensions for Success. This report will be launched at COP28 by the EFI Foundation, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and the Clean Air Task Force and outlines a new and comprehensive, holistic approach. 
  • Identify the most important actions to capitalize on the current momentum around nuclear energy and help set an agenda for 2024.  

Registration for this event has closed as we have reached in-person capacity.

If you would like to receive a Zoom link to join virtually or have any questions about this event, please contact Amy Drake at

Welcoming remarks by

The Hon. Ernest Moniz

President and CEO, Energy Futures Initiative

Co-chair and CEO, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Former US Secretary of Energy, US Department of Energy

Armond Cohen

Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force

Moderated discussion by

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