On the second day of the World Climate Action Summit, organized as part of the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which this year is chaired by the United Arab Emirates, countries signed the "Declaration on Tripling Nuclear Power", which highlights the key role of nuclear power in achieving the net zero emissions target by 2050 and limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Canada, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Ghana, Hungary, Hungary, Japan, South Korea, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Slovenia, Sweden and Ukraine signed the declaration, with the United States leading the call to triple global nuclear energy capacity.
They pledged to triple global nuclear power capacity in 2050 compared to 2020 levels.
US Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry stated that there are "trillions of dollars available" to ensure investments in nuclear energy, arguing that achieving the net zero emissions target is not possible without nuclear energy.
According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, global nuclear power capacity has remained largely unchanged since 2020 at 375 gigawatts.