World Fusion Outlook 2023 (WFO), launched by IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi during the 29th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference aims to become a global reference for research and development in the field of fusion energy.
The report highlights the potential of fusion energy in long-term global plans for achieving net-zero emissions and addressing climate change while meeting rising electricity demands. It also emphasizes the challenges and steps required to make fusion technology a reality.
World Fusion Outlook aims to become a global reference for research and development in the field of fusion energy
The WFO outlines substantial progress in fusion research and technology development, identifying areas that need further development and the obstacles that must be overcome to translate ongoing research into practical fusion energy technology, IAEA explains. It stresses the necessity for increased private funding and state commitment to advance fusion science and technology.
The World Fusion Outlook 2023 identifies areas that need further development and the obstacles that must be overcome
The report also explores the legal and regulatory aspects of deploying fusion power plants, underlining the need to adapt and establish frameworks for the prospective deployment of fusion energy. The IAEA's role in supporting the global pursuit of commercial fusion energy is acknowledged, emphasizing its collaboration with institutions worldwide, promotion of gender parity, and its role in making fusion knowledge available to all member states.
This new publication complements the IAEA's existing resources for fusion research and technology