editor's note

While addressing the General Debate of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China will scale up its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions by adopting more vigorous policies and measures, and aims to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.

Nuclear energy is a major energy option to achieve China’s peak carbon emissions and carbon neutrality goals, as well as help mankind tackle climate change. Through the efforts of CNNC, achievements have been made in several nuclear energy projects, including the world's first Hualong One unit and first overseas Hualong One unit having been put into commercial operation, two reactors at the world's first high-temperature gas-cooled reactor demonstration plant achieving criticality, the world's first commercial Linglong One onshore small modular reactor starting construction, and South China's first nuclear heating demonstration project going into operation. How will these nuclear projects contribute to achieving the peak carbon emissions and carbon neutrality goals?

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