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New partnership formed between Canadian and French nuclear organizations to promote nuclear technology as part of the solution to climate change

Canadian Nuclear Association signs Memorandum of Understanding with Sfen
December 1, 2021

PARIS (December 1, 2021) – The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the French Nuclear Energy Society (Sfen) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) promoting the development of nuclear science and technology as part of the solution to fight climate change.

The MOU was signed in Paris during the World Nuclear Exhibition.

“The signing of this MOU continues our international program of partnering with leading nuclear organizations around the world,” said CNA President and CEO John Gorman. “This partnership with Sfen presents both of our organizations with a great opportunity for collaborating and exchanging information to meet our common goals that include addressing the climate crisis.”

“As one of the cofounders of the Nuclear4Climate initiative, Sfen is pleased to announce its partnership with CNA. Canada is pioneering the use of using nuclear technology to address different decarbonization needs,” said Sfen Président Philippe Stohr.

In the MOU, the two organizations agree to: 

  • Encourage the common promotion and activities of nuclear to be part of the solution to climate change
  • Strengthen contacts and exchange experienced through communication or meetings
  • Promote common objectives with Canada-France relations

You can read the MOU here.

About the CNA

Since 1960, the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) has been the national voice of the Canadian nuclear industry. Working alongside our members and all communities of interest, the CNA promotes the industry nationally and internationally, works with governments on policies affecting the sector and works to increase awareness and understanding of the value nuclear technology brings to the environment, economy and daily lives of Canadians.

About Sfen

The French Nuclear Energy Society (Sfen) is a non-profit scientific association, which brings together 4,000 professionals, engineers, technicians, chemists, doctors, professors, and students, from industrial sites and French nuclear research organizations. Sfen enables exchanges between those interested in nuclear energy and its applications. Sfen is a founding member of the European Nuclear Society (ENS).

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Ludovic Dupin
Director of information
French nuclear energy society (Sfen)

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Chelsea Ferguson
Communications Officer
Canadian Nuclear Society (CNA)

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