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A Transatlantic Agenda for Global Nuclear Governance

A Transatlantic Agenda for Global Nuclear Governance

4 March 2010

"Towards a Nuclear Power Renaissance? – Challenges for Global Energy Governance" was the theme of the 7th Transatlantic Energy Governance Dialogue convened by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI) and the Brookings Institution, supported by the European Commission, in Potsdam, Germany, on 4 to 5 March 2010.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute offered his reflections on the proceedings and spoke about "A Transatlantic Agenda for Global Nuclear Governance" at the concluding panel.

The US and the EU should admit their errors concerning nuclear power and proliferation, calling them "costly mistakes", commit to investing in renewable energies and smart grids, phase out nuclear power, initiate negotiations to amend the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Statute of the IAEA, and thus, in the interest of reducing the high security policy price of nuclear power, change the context for dealing with governments with aggressive nuclear programs such as Iran, North Korea or Pakistan.

The full Summary and Conclusion [pdf, 120 KB, English] by R. Andreas Kraemer and his proposal for a Transatlantic Agenda for Global Nuclear Governance are available for download.

4 March 2010
Potsdam, Germany
nuclear power, economics, proliferation, security, transatlantic cooperation