Past Event

The Nuclear Suppliers Group: Its Future in a Low-Carbon World

February 8, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seeks to contribute to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons through the implementation of two sets of guidelines for nuclear exports and nuclear-related exports. The Center on Global Energy Policy will host two panels of experts to discuss past NSG activities as well as current policy topics confronting the group. The first panel will focus in particular on the NSG export control lists and their associated guidelines, as well as institutional aspects of the group. The second panel will highlight policy topics such as membership, outreach, and implications for the NSG from a potential growth in nuclear energy usage by 2050 to address climate change.

Opening Remarks:

  • Eliot Kang, Acting Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State


  • Matt Bowen, Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA

Panel 1:

  • Ambassador Piet de Klerk, former NSG Chair from the Netherlands
  • Jim Casterton, former Chair of NSG Dual Use Consultations from Canada
  • Kazuko Hikawa, former member of the NSG Point of Contact from Japan

Panel 2:

  • Ambassador Benno Laggner, former NSG Chair from Switzerland
  • Ambassador Györgyi Martin Zanathy, former NSG Chair from Hungary
  • Ambassador Veronika Kuchyňová Šmigolová, former NSG Chair from the Czech Republic


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].

Contact Information

Center on Global Energy Policy