Highlights Brazil’s role in global nuclear sector

Highlights Brazil’s role in global nuclear sector

THE head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog emphasized Brazil’s growing global importance when it comes to the field of nuclear technology during his recent visit to the South American nation.

Rafael Mariano Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), highlighted how nuclear technology remains a force for good, especially when it comes to addressing climate change and hunger, with Brazil’s potential to make the ambitious initiative a reality.

According to Grossi, a global energy and nuclear debate without Brazil makes no sense.

The IAEA chief visited Brasilia as part of a three-day program where he delivered a lecture at Rio Branco Institute, a top diplomatic academy in the Brazilian capital.

His lecture focused on the positive impact of nuclear technology on peace and development.

Brazil currently operates two nuclear power reactors while a third is still under construction. The country also plans adding 10 Gigawatts of nuclear energy in the next 30 years which is enough to provide power for about 10 million people, as part of its 2050 national energy plan.

Scientists have described nuclear power as the way to bridge the energy gap that is clean and reliable as most nations worldwide aim to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

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