You are invited to join a special discussion, organized by the Atlantic Council, McKinsey & Company, Nuclear Energy Agency, and Nuclear Energy Institute, on “Reshaping the Landscape for Financing Nuclear New Build.” This event will take place on Wednesday December 6, from 10:30am – 12:00pm (GST +4) in the COP28 Presidency’s Green Zone.

As the world grapples with the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the face of real-time climate impacts, there is a growing awareness that nuclear will need to play a larger role in the energy mix across all Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) pathways consistent with a 1.5°C scenario. Reaching a target of 1160 gigawatts of global installed nuclear capacity by 2050 will require a combination of long-term operation, large-scale Generation III, small modular reactors (SMRs), and non-electric applications such as nuclear-produced heat and hydrogen.

However, securing financing remains a barrier to achieving this vision. This invitation-only event, organized by the Atlantic Council, Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), and McKinsey & Company, will bring together thought leaders from government, industry, and the financial sector to discuss innovative strategies to open access to finance for nuclear projects ranging from traditional large-scale reactors to small modular and micro reactors.

Please note due to guidelines of the COP28 Presidency, The Atlantic Council cannot provide access to the Green Zone. To obtain a Green Zone pass, you must register here.