Sustainability of nuclear power
In 2021, Russia approved the Taxonomy of Green Projects, which qualifies nuclear power as “green” without additional criteria (Russian Government Resolution No. 1587 dated 21.09.2021).
In 2022, the European Union Sustainable Finance Taxonomy defined the criteria for qualifying nuclear power projects as a transitional activity.
Nuclear power projects are listed in the green taxonomies of a number of other countries (Catalog of approved projects for issuing green bonds in China, Criteria for green projects of the Eurasian Economic Union member states, Taxonomy of South Korea).
Contribution of a typical NPP project into sustainable regional development
Each NPP construction project of Rosatom State Corporation directly facilitates the achievement of sustainable development goals.
From the environmental point of view, a nuclear power plant is a stable, safe and low-carbon energy source that helps saving greenhouse gas emissions (millions of tons of CO2 - equivalent annually).
The economic contribution from an NPP construction project is billions of dollars to the GDP, tax revenues for the customer country, and orders for local suppliers.
For the population of the country, the construction project means, above all, jobs, social programs and training of local specialists.
An NPP construction project is not only a nuclear power plant. The project implements many infrastructure programs, such as construction of educational and medical facilities and modernization of transport infrastructure. The project involves many industries and improves the standard of living of the population of the customer country.