The Beautiful Nuclear report shows how nuclear energy helps meet all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). No other electricity generation technology can match this diversity of beneficial impacts. The priority for preventing irreversible climate change is decarbonization. In the context of the increasing urgency of the need to replace fossil fuels, the case for expanding the range of low carbon options, including nuclear is crucial. We call for a whole system approach to the energy transition and for evidence-based decision making.
Learn how nuclear energy aligns with the SDGs and about frequently asked questions regarding nuclear energy below.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Good Health & Well-Being
Clean Water & Sanitation
Affordable & Clean Energy
Decent Work & Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Sustainable Cities & Communities
Responsible Production & Consumption
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Partnerships for the goals
The climate emergency is here — with millions of people living in coastal areas, if we don’t make drastic changes, we are talking about crises of migration, politics, and security. We need to find solutions now — as we did with vaccines during the pandemic."
Shauna Aminath, Cabinet Minister of Environment & Climate Change for the Maldives
Nuclear Energy FAQs
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What About Radiation?
WhaT About Safety and Accidents?
What About Mining?
Nuclear is beautiful because its tiny land use and lifecycle footprint protects nature and delivers civilization-scale, abundant clean energy. Both of these are fundamental to our future health, well-being and prosperity on this planet."
Kirsty Gogan, co-founder of Terra Praxis, report co-author
See LucidCatalyst's Beautiful Nuclear report for references on this page. LucidCatalyst was commissioned to write this report with the collaboration of experts from various organizations. Terra Praxis endorses this report and is collaborating in its dissemination.