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06.10.2021

TURKEY RATIFIED THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE

On October 6, 2021, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the nation’s top legislative body, ratified the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Rosatom State Corporation hereby expresses its solidarity with this decision made by the Turkish side. The Akkuyu NPP project, which is being implemented by Rosatom in close cooperation with its Turkish partners, contributes significantly to the low-carbon transition of Turkey’s industry and economy. The progress of the Akkuyu NPP project within the sustainable development paradigm shall be credited to the joint and concerted efforts of the Turkish side and Russian participants – divisions and project companies of Rosatom. The results achieved through this teamwork have already been recognized by the Joint Russian-Turkish Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation.

 

An energy system where nuclear energy, being a stable and reliable source of generation, provides baseload power, contributes to fulfilling national commitments under the Paris Agreement. In addition to being a clean energy source for at least 60 years, an NPP is a large-scale infrastructure project that facilitates the country’s technological development. When commissioned, the power units of Akkuyu, the first NPP in Turkey, will be contributing to achievement of the nation’s sustainable development goals.