No matter how many emission targets we put on ourselves, the quantity of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere keeps growing. According to the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA), the global average of atmospheric carbon dioxide in 2018 was 407.4 parts per million, a level higher than at any point in at least the past 800,000 years. While some governments are looking at natural gas as a potential bridge to a sustainable future, many emerging European countries are instead focusing on nuclear to both reach the emission targets and diversify their energy supplies. Of the 449 nuclear power plants worldwide, 41 are located in Central and Eastern Europe. Ukraine tops the list with 15 operational reactors and two more under construction.
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