Past Event

New Perspectives on a Changing Climate: Young Voices in Energy

November 28, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Online and in-person: Faculty House, Columbia University, New York

Event Description

Nuclear energy can be an important tool for addressing global climate change. According to the International Energy Agency, achieving global emissions reduction goals will require nearly doubling, between 2020 and 2050, electricity produced from nuclear reactors. As momentum grows for meaningful climate action, nuclear energy in some corners is experiencing a resurgence of interest. 

But trust and confidence in nuclear energy remains low in many sectors, and younger generations and people of color, many of whom are driving the conversation on climate action and climate justice, have questions about nuclear energy. Historical injustices tied to the nuclear sector and open questions on cost, timeliness, and safety loom large. This panel elevates young and diverse voices at the intersection of nuclear energy and climate, addressing the role of the youth voice in global fora, and explores the shifting landscape of nuclear policy and opinion. 

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please email [email protected]. Please visit the Faculty House website for directions.

Hosted by the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.