The Young Generation Network (YGN) arm of the Nuclear Institute has launched its first major campaign in support of nuclear energy forming part of the solution to achieve Net Zero by 2050. Ahead of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 (Conference of the Parties) being held in Glasgow in November, the YGN assembled a ‘COP26 Delivery Team’, a volunteer group of young industry professionals passionate about nuclear and getting this source of low carbon energy its rightful place at the conference as part of the path towards Net Zero.
“We came together as a team in September of last year”, said Arun Khuttan, Project Lead for the YGN COP26 Delivery Team, “and we are excited today to launch our first major campaign. We know that there are others that are as passionate about combating climate change and know that nuclear has an essential role to play in the fight to deliver Net Zero. We want to join together to make our voices heard.”
The campaign #NetZeroNeedsNuclear will see enthusiastic supporters of nuclear sharing videos and photographs as well as a policy position paper and petition across a range of digital channels with the aim of promoting nuclear as a key player in combating climate change and achieving Net Zero.
“To take part, all you need to do is take a photo or video of yourself explaining why you believe nuclear plays an important part in achieving Net Zero, sign our petition and share with the hashtag #NetZeroNeedsNuclear.”
“We really want this campaign to drive support for nuclear ahead of the Conference and influence policy makers who are involved in COP26 to take notice. The eyes of the world will be on Glasgow in November and we need to send a clear message of support - Net Zero Needs Nuclear. Join us today by signing our petition and showing your support – make your voice heard before it’s too late.”