WHY WE SUPPORT NUCLEAR POWER
We are in a climate emergency, and urgently need to phase out fossil fuels. This is a gigantic global challenge.
That's why WePlaneteers, together with other grassroots activists across the globe, fight for nuclear power as one of the tools to combat climate change.
In the context of a worsening climate emergency and energy crisis, opposition to nuclear is no longer morally or politically justifiable.
It's time to #RethinkNuclear!
What does the SCIENCE say?
Nuclear power may be controversial to some, but let's take a close look at the data.
Let's dive in
WHAT WE DO
Here's how the WePlanet network has worked to support nuclear as a tool to fight climate change.
Organise national campaigns
Our member group from the Netherlands has launched Kern voor Klimaat (nuclear for climate) to show majority public support for nuclear.
Its visibility in the climate debate has played a major role in the Dutch government's decision to build new nuclear power plants.
Take to the streets
Across our network, we're opposing shutdowns of existing nuclear plants.
Here we see our Polish member group FOTA4Climate protesting in Brussels against Belgium's plans to build gas-fired power plants while shutting down nuclear.
Write groundbreaking reports
Germany's decision to phase out its nuclear power fleet and expand its coal power fleet is mind-boggling to us.
Even before the Ukraine war, this decision caused a major energy crunch.
We've calculated how many emissions Germany would have saved. This was our One Billion Tons report.