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International Conference on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, Decommissioning, Environmental Protection and Remediation: Ensuring Safety and Enabling Sustainability

6–10 November 2023, Vienna, Austria

Conference on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, Decommissioning, Environmental Protection and Remediation 2023

When is the right time to discuss interrelationships between safety & sustainability in radioactive waste management, decommissioning, environmental protection & remediation? See our pre-conference webinar here.

In cooperation with the European Commission (EC), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an autonomous international organization within the United Nations system and is a global forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the peaceful uses of nuclear technologies. The IAEA develops, adopts, and provides for the application of safety standards, which serve as a global reference for protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionising radiation and contribute to a harmonized high level of safety worldwide.

In line with its ‘Atoms for Peace and Development’ mandate, the IAEA also supports Member States in their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals1. The 17 SDGs2 are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by all 193 countries of the UN General Assembly in September 2015. Read more →

Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the event is to provide a forum for exchanging information, experiences, and anticipated future developments for keeping the highest levels of standards on safety and managing the interrelationships between safety and sustainability, in the context of the themes and topics of the conference. The event will be focused on safety and on the existing interrelationships between safety and sustainability, will consider how these can be addressed in an integrated way and will identify pragmatic approaches for managing such interrelationships in practice. Read more →

Target Audience

The conference aims to bring together the safety and sustainable communities, with a focus on those involved in radioactive waste management (including spent fuel management), decommissioning, environmental protection and remediation. The conference objective is to also engage with a broad representation of government officials, regulators, industry, and civil society, including non-governmental organizations and academic institutions.

Since the outreach to the sustainability community is essential, Member States are encouraged to extend the designation for this conference to other bodies with specialized expertise in sustainability and sustainable development.

The IAEA welcomes and encourages the participation of women, early career professionals and individuals from developing countries.


Key Deadlines and Dates

  • 30 April 19 May 2023: Submission of abstracts through IAEA-INDICO
  • 30 April 19 May 2023: Submission of Form B (together with Form A) through the InTouch+ platform
  • 30 April 19 May 2023: Submission of Form C (together with Form A) through the InTouch+ platform
  • 24 June 2023: Notification of acceptance of abstracts for oral or poster presentation
  • 26 August 2023: Submission of full papers through IAEA-INDICO
  • No deadline: Submission of Form A only (no paper submission, no grant request) through the InTouch+ platform


To demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, the IAEA will organize this conference as a 'green meeting' according to the guidelines of the Austrian Ecolabel.

There will be a focus on the areas of paper smart documentation, waste reduction and recycling, and environmentally friendly catering.

Conference App

The IAEA Conferences and Meetings App provides a one-stop access to information on the Conference, exhibitions and scheduled side events. The app also allows users to put together their own personalized schedule of events. Via this app participants will be able to view contributed papers and the latest conference programme, message other participants, and view PowerPoint presentations released after the event. Participants will receive an email inviting them to register for the app approximately one week before the conference.

For iPhone or iPad users, get your free download through the App Store; those with Android devices can visit the Google Play Store.

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