Japan and the World under the COVID-19 Pandemic - Environmental and Energy Issues & Nuclear Power
Conditions affecting energy and nuclear power are highly uncertain. Issues include substantial drop in GDP and energy demand caused by global stagnation of economic activities triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic; the need, after restarting economic activities in either a with-corona or post-corona world, for the simultaneous achievement of a sustainable recovery and reduction of CO2 emissions.
The 54th annual conference will look at some of the key issues that people are facing around the world: changing global and economic conditions, climate change and energy including the use of nuclear power, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, etc. It will also address desired Japanese policies on energy and nuclear businesses in the context of the Sixth Strategic Energy Plan, on which Japan has commenced discussions. The opportunity will also be taken to look at the current decommissioning state at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and to view the reconstruction of Fukushima ten years after the nuclear accident.