IYNC took an active role at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference ( COP26) held in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, from 31 October to 13 November 2021 !
IYNC partnered with the World Nuclear Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, and the Canadian Nuclear Association on a side event entitled Delivering a just transition to a clean energy future and supporting the UN SDGs. The side event stressed the importance of nuclear energy in a balanced low-carbon energy mix to ensure rapid and sustainable transitions worldwide to clean energy. Among the panelists, IYNC member Everlyne Achieng, who spoke at the side event, discussing the need for clean energy and nuclear science’s role in medicine in Kenya.
IYNC participated in the opening of the IAEA side event Net Zero World: The Youth Perspective Today & The Future, and the subsequent panel discussion Youth and Net Zero, the role of youth in the Net Zero transition was highlighted. The panel addressed why Net Zero needs an inclusive, low carbon energy system and explored how to attract the young generation to nuclear science and technology.
In addition, IYNC partnered with the Nuclear for Climate coalition by heavily supporting and volunteering at N4C events.