Conferences & Events

Climate Change / IPCC Chair To Speak At IAEA Conference

By David Dalton
30 August 2019

IPCC Chair To Speak At IAEA Conference
IPCC chair Hoesung Lee. Photo courtesy United Nations.
The leader of the United Nations body responsible for assessing climate change science will headline a group of prominent speakers at the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power, to be held in Vienna from 7 to 11 October.

Organised by the IAEA in cooperation with the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the conference will provide a forum for exchanging information on the role of nuclear power in combating climate change.

Hoesung Lee, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is scheduled to deliver an address on the opening day.

In a report last October, the IPCC featured four model pathways for limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the threshold at which most experts believe the worst impacts from climate change can still be avoided. All four model pathways included increases in nuclear power generation by 2050, ranging between 59% and 501%.

Pen Use this content