As a low-carbon electricity source, nuclear energy has a role to play in global climate change mitigation efforts.
Radioactive waste management is the safe treatment, storage and disposal of liquid, solid and gas discharge from nuclear industry operations with the goal of protecting people and the environment.
Radiological protection is a term applied to the protection of workers, patients, the public and the environment from the harmful effects of exposure to ionising radiation, and ways to achieve this.
Creating sound legal regimes required for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to serve as a centre for nuclear law information and education.
Nuclear safety can be understood as accident prevention in nuclear installations, via its systems and its human resources, and the mitigation of risks and consequences if an accident should occur.
Human aspects is a multidisciplinary approach to nuclear safety that includes human and organisational factors and the promotion of a healthy nuclear safety culture.
Decommissioning refers to all the actions taken to remove a licensed or authorised nuclear facility as well as legacy sites from regulatory control after their permanent shutdown.
Nuclear science is the study of the atomic nuclei and their application, including in nuclear power plants, atomic theory and radiation.
Nuclear technology covers diverse subjects such as technology and innovation development of the nuclear fuel cycle and disruptive technologies like additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence.
Nuclear economics refers to the study of costs related to nuclear energy, which includes electricity generation, uranium supply, new plant build and support, fuel, waste disposal and decommissioning.