The NTS Centre, representing CSCAP Singapore, and Pacific Forum (US CSCAP) co-organised the virtual meeting of the CSCAP Nuclear Energy Experts Group via Zoom from 10 to 11 November 2020. Prof Mely Caballero-Anthony, Head of NTS Centre, co-chaired the meeting while Mr Julius Cesar Trajano, Research Fellow, delivered a presentation on the role of nuclear technology in detecting infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Around 45 nuclear experts from Asia-Pacific countries discussed the role of nuclear energy in Asia’s energy mix; the future of peaceful use of nuclear technology in the region; the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty and potential impact on non-proliferation and nuclear security treaties; the nexus between strategic trade control and nuclear governance; and how regional networks advance non-proliferation and nuclear security.
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