Scientists’ appeal to the COP and the UNFCCC
Scientists’ appeal to the COP 23
Nuclear – no solution to climate change
Dear Prime Minister Bainimarama, dear Secretary Espinosa,
we as scientists appeal in this open letter to you as the COP 23 President and Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC not to give in to lobbying by the nuclear industry to give this outdated and dangerous technology access to climate funding mechanisms such as the Green Climate Fund.
Nuclear is no solution to climate change: It is too dirty, too dangerous and also too slow to deploy to be a meaningful answer to global warming. But apart from the known dangers, it is also not carbon free, or even low carbon, or cheap, or reliable.