While countries all over the world are committed to cut down their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Paris agreement goal, nuclear experts gathered at the 11th edition of the international atomic energy forum – Atomexpo 2019, held in Sochi, Russia expressed their opinion in favour of atomic energy, as an imperative for sustainability of growth.
Organised by Rosatom, state nuclear energy corporation the theme of this year’s forum was “Nuclear for Better Life”, a press release said on Thursday.The two-day forum held on April 15 and 16 was participated by over 3600 experts from 74 countries including Bangladesh. Bangladesh delegation was led by Architect Yeafesh Osman, Minister for Science and Technology.
In the seminars and the roundtables organised during the Atomexpo participants discussed on application of nuclear technologies that will open up new opportunities for the development of agriculture, medicine, creation of unique materials, exploration of space and the Arctic Region, as well as strengthen the energy base of the economy.
“Asian countries with their burgeoning economies and development goals, especially China and India have been the main driver of the demand for nuclear energy”, said Sergei Kiriyenko, First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation.