The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) on 24 June signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to carry out cooperative nuclear power and climate change activities.

“We are happy to formalise this important partnership with JAIF,” said John Gorman, President and CEO of the CNA. “This presents both of our organisations with a great opportunity for collaborating and exchanging information to meet our common goals that include addressing the climate crisis. Nuclear technologies will play an important role here and partnerships like these align our collective efforts.”

Shiro Arai, JAIF President, said: “International cooperation is extremely important for nuclear energy and technologies to continue to contribute to combating climate change and to achieving SDGs not only at the government level but also at the industry level.”

Under the MOU, CAN and JAIF agreed to:

  • Encourage our respective governments and international agencies to include nuclear as a clean energy technology to meet climate change objectives and net zero emissions plans by 2050 through events such as COP, Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and IAEA initiatives;
  • Share information about the restart of Japan’s nuclear power fleets and the Canadian refurbishment programmes; and
  • Support the accelerating wave of innovation in clean nuclear energy and innovative international activity among our respective memberships.