24–25 January 2019: CIL Researchers Participate in 8th Meeting of Nuclear Energy Experts Group
Senior Research Fellow Ms Denise Cheong and Research Associate S Nivedita participated in the 8th meeting of the Nuclear Energy Experts Group held from 24 to 25 January 2019 in Singapore. This meeting was organised by the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) together with the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS). Participants discussed ways to strengthen nuclear governance in the Indo-Pacific, in light of activities and plans of current and potential nuclear-power user or exporter countries. The meeting specifically considered the potential for applying the governance framework constituted by the Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone Treaty (SEANWFZ Treaty) and its plans of action. Participants also discussed the potential implications of new technologies, such as distributed ledger and blockchain technologies, and 3D printing on nuclear governance.