Global Launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021

September 28, 2021
 Global Launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021


11am-1pm (ADT)


The Global Launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021 is hosted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Washington D.C. and co-hosted by the RAVEN project (Rural Action and Voices for the Environment) at the University of New Brunswick, and the Environment & Society Program at St. Thomas University.


When: Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 11am (ADT)

Meeting link:

RSVP to: Mark Drajem, and Elizabeth Heyd,


Details: The World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR) provides an in-depth analysis of nuclear power, using plant-level data to assess its global status.


This year’s edition finds that nuclear power continues losing market share, with the nuclear energy now supplying just 10% of global electricity, down from nearly 18% in 1996. Renewable energy, excluding hydro, now generates more electricity than nuclear plants.


This year’s report includes a special emphasis on Nuclear Power and Climate Change Resilience. The report finds that droughts, heatwaves, and severe storms all pose significant challenges to nuclear plant operation, and it includes a detailed examination of how climate change is affecting nuclear energy in France.  



• Mycle Schneider (WNISR Project Coordinator) - Global Overview

• Tatsujiro Suzuki (Nagasaki University, former Vice-Chair of Japan Atomic Energy Commission) - Fukushima+10

• Mariana Budjeryn (Harvard Kennedy School) - Chernobyl+35

• M.V. Ramana (University of British Columbia) – Small Modular Reactors

• Ali Ahmad (Harvard Kennedy School) / Thibault Laconde (Consulting Engineer) - Nuclear Power and Climate Change Resilience

• Mathilde Le Moal (Master in Global Crime, University of Edinburgh) - Nuclear Power and Criminal Energy

• Antony Froggatt (Chatham House, London (Royal Institute of International Affairs)) - Nuclear Power vs. Renewable Energy Deployment

• Geoffrey Fettus (NRDC) - Introduction/Moderation 


More information: Previous editions of the WNISR can be viewed and downloaded here. Speaker bios can be viewed here.


The full report will be available with the start of the event at: