7 October 2021: CIL Nuclear Law and Policy Team Participates in Webinar on ‘ACE-IAEA Cooperation in Civilian Nuclear Energy’
CIL Senior Research Fellow Denise Cheong, Research Fellow Nivedita S and Research Associates Manisha Regalla and Annabelle Teo participated in a webinar jointly organised by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 7 October 2021. The webinar marked the first step of cooperation between ACE and IAEA since the launch of their multi-year cooperation programme specifically in the field of nuclear power application pursuant to the Practical Arrangements (PA) signed between ASEAN and the IAEA on 17 September 2019. The PA sets out a framework for cooperation in the areas of nuclear science, technology and applications, as well as of nuclear safety, security and safeguards, for five years.
The aim of the webinar was to inform stakeholders of ASEAN and its member states about upcoming nuclear cooperation activities as well as build capacity on global developments relevant to ASEAN’s Civilian Nuclear Energy Programme (CNE Programme) under the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) Phase II: 2021–2025. Major topics discussed included an overview of the achievements and/or work that is being planned as part of the CNE Programme and the PA as well as the status and prospects for nuclear power globally and within Southeast Asia, including the status and prospects of new and emerging technologies such as advanced reactors and small modular reactors.