Over 1,500 delegates to attend G20 meet in Goa next week

Will deliberate on key energy transition issues

THE GOAN NETWORK | JULY 14, 2023, 12:36 AM IST


Over 1,500 delegates will attend the 4th Energy Transitions Working Group meeting under India’s G20 Presidency, scheduled in Goa from July 19-20. With this, the event is expected to be a significant milestone in advancing the goals set forth by the G20 Group also as ministers, policymakers, experts, industry leaders, and representatives from civil society organizations will gather to deliberate on key energy transition issues and identify actionable strategies.

“This meeting presents a unique opportunity for fruitful discussions and collaborative action to address the pressing energy challenges of our time. We are committed to working together with our international partners to ensure sustainable and inclusive energy solutions for the benefit of our people and the planet,” Nodal Officer for G20 in Goa Sanjit Rodrigues said.

The six priority areas, as outlined under India’s Presidency, include energy transition through addressing technology gaps, low-cost financing for energy transition, energy security and diversified supply chains, energy efficiency, industrial low carbon transitions and responsible consumption, Fuels for Future (3F), and universal access to clean energy and just, affordable, and inclusive energy transition pathway.

“Participants can look forward to engaging plenary sessions, interactive workshops, and insightful presentations from renowned experts in the energy sector. The meeting will also provide a platform for fostering partnerships between public and private stakeholders, enabling joint initiatives and investments to drive the energy transition forward,” Rodrigues further said.

The meeting, officials said, will reinforce the commitment of G20 member nations to advance the global energy agenda and accelerate the transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future. 

It is anticipated that the outcome of this meeting will contribute to shaping international energy policies and promoting sustainable energy practices worldwide.

“This fourth meeting will serve as a crucial platform for discussions, collaborations, and the exchange of best practices in achieving a sustainable and inclusive energy future,” another official said.

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