Nuclear energy in combating climate change in Asia and the Pacific
Energy is essential for socioeconomic development. Enormous increases in global energy supply are required to lift 2.4 billion people out of energy poverty worldwide. Without a fundamental change in energy sources and technologies, however, global greenhouse gas emissions will increase further, whereas they would need to decline drastically in order to avoid perilous scales of climate change. Nuclear energy can considerably contribute to mitigating climate change and to resolving other energy challenges globally and in the Asia-Pacific region.