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10th Ministerial Level Meeting


Resolution of the 10th FNCA Ministerial Meeting
December 16, 2009
Tokyo, Japan

We, the Heads of delegations of FNCA member countries, the Commonwealth of Australia, the People's Republic of Bangladesh, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Republic of the Philippines, the Kingdom of Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,

(1) Recognizing anew that under the agreed vision statement of "The FNCA is to be recognized as an effective mechanism for enhancing socio-economic development through active regional partnership in the peaceful and safe utilization of nuclear technology", we have positively promoted cooperative activities on the use of radiation in the fields of agriculture, medical care, and industry, the utilization of research reactors, radioactive waste management, nuclear safety culture, public information, and human resources development for 10 years since the first FNCA Ministerial Level Meeting held in November 2000 in Thailand (Bangkok), and have achieved a number of results that are expected to produce positive socio-economic impacts,
 
(2) Recalling that regarding the peaceful use of nuclear energy for sustainable development, we have held the panel meetings since 2004; 1) "Roles of Nuclear Energy for Sustainable Development in Asia", and 2) "Study Panel for Cooperation in the Field of Nuclear Energy in Asia" including human resources development and nuclear safety for the introduction and expansion of nuclear power, and that the nine countries announced the Joint Communique on the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy for Sustainable Development at the 8th FNCA Ministerial Level Meeting in Tokyo, Japan on December 18, 2007,
 
(3) Stressing that nuclear power is seen by many countries to be one of the practical means that can contribute to ensuring both the secure supply of energy and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the course of realizing a low-carbon society, and that ensuring nuclear non-proliferation/safeguards, safety and security is the prerequisite for the promotion of nuclear power,
 
(4) Noting that at the first meeting of the "Study Panel on the Approaches Toward Infrastructure Development for Nuclear Power" held on July 30 and 31, 2009, the practical experience of the countries that have already introduced nuclear power plants (China, Japan, and South Korea) and the needs of the countries that are planning to newly introduce nuclear power plants were shared among member countries, and that they exchanged meaningful opinions,
 
(5) Noting that the case studies, which were conducted since April 2009 on the assumption of including nuclear power in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), have confirmed that nuclear power may have possible economic benefits and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and also noting that crediting mechanisms including the CDM should be technology neutral and discussion on their improvement in the post 2012 international framework is going on, and,
 
(6) Recognizing that nuclear technology can contribute to the reduction of hunger and poverty by increasing food production with radiation-induced mutation breeding, bio-fertilizer, radiation produced plant growth promoter and the sterile insect technique, etc., and emphasizing that nuclear technology can also save human lives through early diagnosis of diseases by radiopharmaceuticals and through radiotherapy for cancer,

Decided to work toward:

1. Appreciating member countries mutually for the contributions they have made during the past ten years, and further promoting the cooperation in enhancing the peaceful use of nuclear technology for sustainable socio-economic development in member countries and in the Asian region in the future,
 
2. Recognizing particular importance of nuclear safety among the infrastructure items, and promoting the sharing of knowledge on countermeasures against such natural hazards as earthquakes and tsunamis, and strengthening cooperation in human resources development and technical infrastructure development with regard to nuclear security and non-proliferation/safeguards,
 
3. Further strengthening activities of ongoing FNCA projects, more specifically, promoting revision or cessation of the projects based on the order of priority and contributions in each country, selection of effective methods of cooperation, changes of research subjects resulted from information exchanges with end-users, solution of problems for commercialization, and coordination with other regional cooperation programs,
 
4. In order to further promote the radiation and isotope application, providing the business forum for enhancing commercialization and necessary assistance for end users (in the fields of agriculture, medical care, and industry) with tangible results of improvement in these applications.
 
5. Investigating the possibility of enhancing collaboration among member countries in efficient utilization of existing research reactors as well as new ones under preliminary planning, which includes networks for manufacturing and supply of isotopes (including 99Mo) and silicon-base semiconductor materials
 
6. Working on the exploration of new projects that will produce beneficial effects on public welfare and social economy, such as nuclear infrastructure development supports including those for legislative framework on nuclear safety, for safeguards, and so on, and
 
7. Investigating the possibility of increasing member countries in the Asian region appropriately, by introducing the FNCA activities on the peaceful use of nuclear science and technology to the countries neighboring to the member countries,

In addition, in order to implement the Joint Communique in 2007, the nine member countries who signed it decided to work toward:

8. Reconfirming that infrastructure development including waste management is indispensable for newly introducing nuclear power, and continuously exchanging opinions concerning efficient and effective ways in infrastructure development by fully utilizing the Study Panel on the Approaches toward Infrastructure Development for Nuclear Power, and making positive efforts to effectively utilize the obtained knowledge and making available existing capabilities to new comers in the course of the respective country's infrastructure development, with consideration of the possible cooperation with IAEA
 
9. Recognizing anew that it is beneficial to include nuclear power into the crediting mechanisms which includes the CDM, and further recognizing the need to discuss among stakeholders and policy decision makers in each country, and working with the international community so that nuclear power will be included into the crediting mechanisms, in the post 2012 international framework on climate change.

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