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Oct 7 – 11, 2019
Vienna International Centre, Vienna
Europe/Vienna timezone
Revised papers to be submitted by 16 August - deadline extended


Vienna International Centre, Vienna
Boardroom B
International Atomic Energy Agency Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100 A-1400 Vienna, Austria

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has an important role in improving the understanding of the potential contribution of nuclear power by providing interested Member States with guidance and assistance for deploying safe, secure and safeguarded nuclear technology and in formulating national energy strategies and policies. Supporting Member States in the attainment of the United Nations climate change targets and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is thus closely aligned with the statutory objective of the IAEA — to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world.

To this end, the IAEA is organizing the 2019 International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power in Vienna from 7 to 11 October 2019. The conference will provide a platform to discuss objectively the scientific and technical aspects of the role of nuclear power in combating climate change. Topics covered in the conference will include: challenges and opportunities for existing nuclear power plants with respect to their continuous contribution to the avoidance of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; factors necessary to support high rates of deployment, including for advanced nuclear power technologies, consistent with achieving the climate change goals, including those established in the Paris Agreement, and SDGs, namely SDG 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all) and SDG 13 (Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts); and the prospects for synergies between nuclear power and other low carbon energy sources.

IAEA Conference Secretariat

Scientific Secretaries:

Mr Wei Huang
Director, Division of Planning, Information and Knowledge Management
Department of Nuclear Energy

Mr Andrea Borio Di Tigliole
Programme Coordinator, Office of the Deputy Director General 
Department of Nuclear Energy

Mr Stefano Monti
Section Head, Nuclear Power Technology Development Section
Department of Nuclear Energy

Administration and Organization:

Ms Martina Neuhold

Conference Services Section
Division of Conference and Document Services
Department of Management
International Atomic Energy Agency
Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100
​1400 Vienna, Austria

Subsequent correspondence on scientific matters should be sent to the Scientific Secretaries and correspondence on administrative matters to the IAEA’s Conference Services Section.