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New Perspectives on a Changing Climate: Young Voices in Nuclear Energy

Past Event

November 28, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm est

Nuclear energy can be an important tool for addressing global climate change. According to the International Energy Agency, achieving global emissions reduction goals will require nearly doubling, between 2020 and 2050, electricity produced from nuclear reactors. As momentum grows for meaningful climate action, nuclear energy in some corners is experiencing a resurgence of interest.

But trust and confidence in nuclear energy remains low in many sectors, and younger generations and people of color, many of whom are driving the conversation on climate action and climate justice, have questions about nuclear energy. Historical injustices tied to the nuclear sector and open questions on cost, timeliness, and safety loom large.

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA and Good Energy Collective for a moderated, in-depth discussion and Q&A addressing these issues. This panel elevates young and diverse voices at the intersection of nuclear energy and climate, addressing the role of the youth voice in global fora, and explores the shifting landscape of nuclear policy and opinion.


  • Daniel Propp, Senior Special Assistant to the Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA


  • Kelsy Green, Postdoctoral Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Former Climate Change Project Chair, International Youth Nuclear Congress
  • Victor Ibarra Jr., Nuclear Innovation Analyst, Nuclear Innovation Alliance
  • Cleo Schroer, Senior Policy Analyst, Good Energy Collective

This event will be hosted in person in New York City and live streamed via Zoom.

Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

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