The Board of Directors of the IAEA has elected the 58 years old Argentinian diplomat at the end of October for 4 years. On 2 December the 171 member states of the General Assembly also approved the decision.
In his inaugurial speech on Monday, Grossi highly appreciated the „impartial and strict” system of IAEA reviews. The new Director General declared also, nuclear energy can have a role in the fight against global warming. – Nuclear energy is not a problem. Those who can accept it, it can be part of the solution – he noted, adding also that he’s going to participate in the climate conference of the UN in Madrid, to spread the message.
Rafael Grossi also told that despite a popular opinion, the nuclear energy production is growing.