HQ: Vienna, Austria
Number of staff: 2,563
Number of locations: 5
Total emissions: 25,312 tonnes CO2 equivalent
Emissions per staff member: 9.9 tonnes CO2 equivalent
Emissions from air travel: 14,470 tonnes CO2 equivalent
Air travel as a proportion of total emissions: 57%
Air travel per staff member: 5.6 tonnes CO2
Building-related emissions: 69 kg CO2 equivalent per square metre
“Nuclear power emits almost no greenhouse gases and it is therefore seen by many as part of the solution to the problems of global warming and climate change. The entry-into-force of the Kyoto Protocol and the European carbon trading scheme means there is now a real financial benefit to avoiding greenhouse gass. This increases the attractiveness of low-carbon electricity generation such as nuclear power and renewables. Energy is the engine of development and development is life. For many countries, nuclear power, with its good performance and safety record, is a way to meet their surging demand for energy, reduce their vulnerability to fluctuations in the cost of fossil fuels and combat climate change.”
The Agency shall seek to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world. It shall ensure, so far as it is able, that assistance provided by it or at its request or under its supervision or control is not used in such a way as to further any military purpose. The IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Its key roles contribute to international peace and security, and to the World's Millennium Goals for social, economic and environmental development.
There are real developmental, political, mentality and staff relations issues being considered.
Several measures have been taken, some of them in conjunction with the other Vienna-based UN organizations sharing the Vienna International Centre site.
There are deliberations and measures at various stages of discussion and implementation.