Publications: Reports

A FRAMEWORK FOR ADVANCED NUCLEAR REACTOR DEVELOPMENT

The next generation of nuclear reactors are at a critical crossroad between technology development and deployment. In this policy memo, the Global Nexus Initiative (GNI) explains that near-term demonstration projects, advanced licensing procedures, and enhanced safety, security, and safeguards measures are critical if the next generation of reactors are to inspire public confidence, enable commercial…
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THE NUCLEAR SECURITY SUMMIT: ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE PROCESS

This final report in a series of six is a cumulative snapshot of what states have individually done to strengthen nuclear security during the course of the Nuclear Security Summit Process (2010 – 2016). The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) process, initiated by U.S. President Barack Obama in 2009, will conclude in April 2016. It has brought…
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THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY OF NUCLEAR POWER IN A CARBON CONSTRAINED WORLD

Achieving the international community's goal of limiting global temperature increases to 2 percent Celsius will require a significant transformation in the way the world produces and consumes energy. The Global Nexus Initiative (GNI) urges policymakers to recognize the existing and potential contribution of nuclear power in reducing global carbon emissions. Policy changes simultaneously should enhance public support, safety, and…
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