On June 17, Russia as a member of the NICE Future initiative launched within the framework of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) in 2018, hosted a joint NICE Future & Rosatom webinar “Country Spotlight: Russia. Shaping the Clean Energy Future.” The primary goal of the webinar organized on the premises of Rosatom Technical Academy with support of Rusatom International Network was to give the international audience the taste of discussions ongoing in Russia on climate change, challenges and opportunities of decarbonization and potential of nuclear power in shaping the clean energy future.
The invited speakers represented a broad landscape from Academia of Sciences through business to ROSATOM subsidiaries, including Mikhail Yulkin (CEO of Centre of Ecological Investment), Alexander Ginzburg (Head of laboratory at A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics), Fedor Veselov (DDG of Energy Research Institute), Polina Lion (Chief Sustainability Officer, ROSATOM) and Evgeni Varseev (Head of Youth Committee, RosatomTech). Vladimir Artisyuk, advisor to ROSATOM DG, moderated the webinar.
The webinar gave some 200 participants from around the world an opportunity to broaden their knowledge about Russian approaches and role of nuclear in the years to come.
The international initiative «Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future» (NICE Future) was launched under the Clean Energy Ministerial 24-th May, 2018 by three countries: the United States, Canada, and Japan. Currently among Participating countries are Argentina, Poland, Romania, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
In March 2020 Rosatom Tech started centralized translation of the NICE Future webinars for young specialist engaged in international training.