In 2021, the NEA and IFNEC organised a series of joint webinars on a number of conceptual and practical issues pertaining to nuclear new build financing. These events aimed to advance ongoing policy discussions and shape a forthcoming NEA report on financing frameworks for nuclear financing in OECD countries.
In this context, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate and Environment of Poland, the NEA and IFNEC hosted a high-level conference to reflect on recent progress and policy issues for nuclear financing in Central and Eastern Europe. Several countries in the region have active nuclear new build programmes – considering both large and small nuclear reactors – and with various financing schemes under consideration. In addition to reviewing the state of play in the region, the event also was an opportunity to present and discuss the NEA conceptual approach and policy proposals in this field.
14:00 – 14:20 Opening remarks
14:20 – 15:30 Progress with nuclear new build in Central and Eastern Europe and approaches to financing
Moderator: Yves Desbazeille, Director General, FORATOM
15:30 – 16:30 Toward robust nuclear financing frameworks aligned with decarbonisation objectives
Moderator: Michel Berthélemy, Nuclear Energy Analyst, NEA
16:30 – 17:00 Conclusions and next steps