Together with 19 other countries, Sweden has signed an agreement at the COP28 climate conference to triple the amount of energy from nuclear power. Part of the agreement’s stated goal is to achieve a carbon-neutral society by 2050.
The countries that signed the agreement at the ongoing COP28 climate conference in Dubai include the United States, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, France, Hungary, South Korea, Moldova, Morocco, the Netherlands, Poland, Japan, Canada, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates.
– Sweden is now taking concrete steps towards new nuclear power capacity, and I am happy to stand side by side with like-minded countries here at COP28, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson (M) said on Saturday, according to TT.
According to the agreement, nuclear power will play an important role in achieving the goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the world, where the idea is that by 2050, energy from nuclear power will have tripled compared to 2020. Energy Minister Ebba Busch (KD) believes the agreement will have an impact, even though it is not binding.
– I am convinced that it will also have an impact on where investments are made and the investment decisions that companies make, she says.