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(and other nuclear techniques preserve water resources) How does nuclear contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #6: Access to Clean Water? A clean and accessible water supply is essential for human health and human development. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2025, half of the world’s population will live in areas of water stress. Desalination of seawater can address…

(unlike coal, it does not pollute the air and nuclear medicine… exists) How does nuclear contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good health and well-being? Global mortality due to air pollution by fine particles generated by the combustion of fossil fuels is estimated at more than 8 million premature deaths per year. Populations who do not have access to modern energy…

(by leaving space for food farming) How does nuclear contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #2: Fight hunger? 822 million people suffer from malnutrition worldwide, and an estimated 9 million die from hunger and hunger-related diseases each year. Every year, up to 40% of crops and millions of head of cattle are lost to pests and diseases. The sterile insect…

(equality and energy solidarity are not just words) How does nuclear contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #1: End Poverty? Over 700 million people around the world have no access to electricity. And billions more do not have regular and reliable access to electricity. A reliable, clean and affordable supply of electricity is essential to lift people out of poverty and…

(decarbonizing transport and district heating: a huge project) How does nuclear contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #11: Supporting sustainable cities and communities? Governments around the world are putting in place policies to phase out combustion engines for road transportation, and to encourage the use of electric vehicles that will avoid the direct emissions currently produced by gasoline or diesel.…

(by limiting the acidification of water, but not only by that) How does nuclear contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #14: Preserve aquatic life? Marine biodiversity is in significant decline across the world in direct connection with human activity. The acidification of the oceans caused by CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuels has adverse effects on marine life and poses…

On December 31, Germany definitively shut down three fully operational nuclear reactors, representing 4 GW of low-carbon, cheap and controllable electricity production capacity, in the midst of a climate and energy crisis. If its leaders considered that the electricity grid of the country and its neighbors could afford the closure of three additional controllable plants,…

(by its sobriety in resources and occupied space, and by the applications of nuclear science) How does nuclear contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #15: preserve terrestrial biodiversity? Human activities have transformed the face of our planet. Unsustainable practices in activities such as fuel extraction or agriculture, as well as climate change, pose a significant threat to biodiversity around the world.…

Publié le 30/12/2021

(which is also reliable and affordable) How nuclear contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #7: access to Clean, Reliable, Affordable Energy? The use of fossil fuels to produce electricity – coal, fuel oil, gas – has adverse effects on people and the environment through the pollution of air, water and soil it generates, and by the production of large quantities of…

(that’s for sure, it’s nothing new, and it’s time do admit it) How does nuclear contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal of the UN #13: the fight against climate change? The impacts of climate change are already visible, ranging from exacerbating global poverty, water scarcity and food insecurity to severe public health repercussions from the spread of disease, extreme weather…