The role of nuclear energy in mitigating climate change and the role of nuclear technologies in protecting the environment, including the oceans, will be the focus of IAEA’s outreach at the global climate change conference that began on 11 November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland.
The 19th Conference of the Parties (COP-19) brings together representatives from the 194 countries party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to review and promote progress in mitigating and adapting to climate change. (…)
To raise the profile of nuclear technologies in protecting the oceans, the IAEA is also participating in the side event on Ocean Acidification – The Other CO2 Problem,co-organized with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and other partners. The phenomenon known as ocean acidification, a series of chemical changes resulting from the oceans’ absorption of about a quarter of all CO2 emissions worldwide every day, is endangering the existence of organisms with calcareous shells or skeletons with potential implications for entire marine ecosystems. The event will highlight initiatives to address the challenges posed by this phenomenon, including the need for greater international coordination of such efforts. It will also present the IAEA’s new project Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre, which was launched at the Rio+20 Conference. The event will take place on 18 November, 13:15 – 14:45 at the National Stadium, Room Gdansk.
Bruna Lecossois, IAEA News Centre, 14 November 2013. Article.