The NEA participated in the Guide on Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) Workshop organised by the G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group (ESWG) on 14 June 2020.
At this workshop, the NEA presented a draft report on the role of nuclear energy in a circular carbon economy. This report is being prepared for the Guide to the CCE series compiled by the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC) within the context of Saudi Arabia's 2020 G20 Presidency. Other contributors to this guide include the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development (OECD), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global CCS Institute.
The concept of the CCE focuses on "four Rs" for carbon mitigation: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Remove. Nuclear energy is grouped together with energy efficiency and non‑biomass renewable energy under the "Reduce" category.