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Annual Meeting of the Four Societies 2021

Four Societies logoUN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Role of Nuclear Technology

Ms Lenka Kollar 
Co-founder, Helixos

A joint meeting of the Australian Institute of Energy, the Australian Nuclear Association, the Sydney Division of Engineers Australia, and the Royal Society of NSW.

Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 5.30 for 6.00pm
Venue: Engineers Australia, Mezzanine, 44 Market Street, Sydney (limit 30 persons); Webinar available
Entry: No charge
Registration: Online registration through Engineers Australia

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and have been adopted and implemented by many countries around the world, including Australia.

This presentation will cover the progress and status of the SDGs, taking into account the health and economic crises of 2020, as well as, the contribution of nuclear technology and innovation to the SDGs. In addition, the audience will learn how individuals, businesses, and organisations can contribute to the SDGs.

Lenka KollarLenka Kollar is the co-founder of Helixos, a collective of people working on projects that contribute towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals and continue to make the world a better place for everyone. Prior to co-founding Helixos, Ms. Kollar was the Director of Strategy & External Relations at NuScale Power where she worked to bring small modular reactors to market in the US and around the world. Ms. Kollar also previously worked for the International Atomic Energy Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. She has a BS and MS in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from INSEAD.




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