Theme of the Forum
A growing world population requires a vast amount of energy, which inevitably leads to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. To avoid a catastrophic impact on the world’s climate, the 2015 Paris Agreement set a target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial levels. Many countries have set up ambitious goals for reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. Achieving net-zero carbon emission goals by 2050 is strongly dependent on targeted R&D and technological innovations that are specifically designed for critical areas of low-carbon energy.
The Forum on Clean Energy and Nuclear Safety - 10 Years after Fukushima has two streams: Clean Energy and Nuclear Safety. We will discuss recent advances in low-carbon energy technology and nuclear safety in terms of: lessons learned from the three major accidents; evolutionary technologies for safer nuclear power; and the roles of nuclear power in the era of de-carbonisation. The clean energy stream will cover renewable energy generation (new solar and wind powers), storage (new batteries and hydrogen fuel), and utilisation (smart energy management systems and energy saving applications). Also under discussion are safer and more efficient synergies between renewables and next-generation nuclear power for tackling climate change challenges and ensuring a more sustainable environment.
Upon reviewing the Fukushima crisis occurred in March 2011, world-renowned scholars and industry leaders will serve as speakers, panellists, facilitators and program committee members in this exciting forum. Perspectives on innovative clean energy technology and safer nuclear power for carbon neutral in 2050 will be discussed to deal with energy crisis and sustainability. Feasible suggestions will be derived.