Mobilising Climate and Development Finance to Meet the Paris Agreement: Perspectives on Nuclear Energy

This event is part of the OECD COP26 Virtual Pavilion. It is available on replay.

About the event

Meeting the objectives of the Paris Agreement will require economies to significantly mobilise climate and development finance. Multilateral development banks (MDBs) and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) will have a central part to play, and will need to focus on financing emissions reductions across a broad range of sectors and activities. Against this background, global installed nuclear energy capacity is expected to play an important and growing role in a net-zero scenario with at least a doubling of installed capacity. A large share of the growth in nuclear energy capacity is expected to be driven by non-OECD economies. Pathways to net zero will further benefit from a wave of near-term nuclear innovation – such as small modular reactors (SMRs) and hybrid nuclear-renewable energy systems – that are coming to market within the next 5 to 10 years.

This webinar explored the role of nuclear energy in net-zero pathways and the availability of climate and development finance to support nuclear innovation to meet climate goals.

  • Nicoletta Batini, Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund
  • Michel Berthélemy, Nuclear Energy Analyst, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
  • Neil Calder, Young Nuclear Generation Nuclear COP26 delegation
  • Diane Cameron, Head of Division, Nuclear Technology Development and Economics, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
  • Facundo Deluchi, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica Argentina
  • Babatunde (Tunde) Olateju, Principal Research Associate, The Conference Board of Canada (CBOC), Canada
  • Fiona Reilly, co-Chair, Economic Modelling Working Group, Generation IV International Forum
  • Ayumi Yuasa, Deputy-Director, OECD Development Center