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Nuclear power has been one of the hot topics at the United Nations climate change conference, COP28 in Dubai, the focus being on accelerating various aspects of nuclear energy. More than 20 nations ranging from the US to Ghana, Japan and several European countries including France called for the tripling of nuclear energy capacity by 2050 from 2020 levels. Is nuclear power really good for the climate? Is it truly an ecological cure-all? And how feasible is that push to expand nuclear energy, particularly in developing countries? This episode delves into these questions and explores the debate.

Host: Anna Cunningham.

Executive producer: Michaëla Cancela-Kieffer

Edition: Camille Kauffmann

Newsgathering: Michaëla Cancela-Kieffer

Music design: Nicolas Vair with Irma Cabrero-Abanto and Sebastian Villanueva.

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