Goa to host clean energy ministerial, mission innovation meeting in July
New Delhi, May 26 (KNN) India is all set to host the 14th Clean Energy Ministerial and 8th Mission Innovation meeting (CEM14/MI-8) in Goa from July 19 to 22, 2023.
Scheduled on the margins of the G20 Energy Transitions Ministerial Meeting, the theme for CEM-14 / MI-8 is "Advancing Clean Energy Together".
This year's Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and Mission Innovation (MI) meetings will bring together governments, international organizations, private sector, academia, innovators, civil society, early career researchers and policymakers over a four-day program featuring high-level ministerial dialogues, global initiative launches, award announcements, minister-CEO roundtables and a wide array of side-events cutting across diverse themes of clean energy transition, an official statement said.
CEM14 / MI8 will also feature a public-facing technology showcase demonstrating cutting-edge advances in clean energy from India and around the world.
The Ministerial plenaries are scheduled for July 21, 2023, while back-to-back G20 Energy Transition Ministerial Meeting will be held on July 22.
Union Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R. K. Singh and Union Science & Technology Minister Jitendra Singh at an event in Delhi yesterday launched the website and logo for the 14 Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission lnnovation meetings.
Speaking at the launch, the Power Minister said, “The Clean Energy Ministerial forum provides an opportunity to the country to convene the global clean energy community and engage on a diverse set of events and bring across the wide spectrum of clean energy innovation to deployment.”
“India is adding renewable energy capacity at one of the fastest rates in the world and that this growth is continuing to happen despite disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. India is making significant progress in reducing emission intensity as well,” he said.
Speaking about Mission Innovation meeting, the Minister said that the whole exercise of shifting towards a non-fossil fuel world is Mission Innovation.
“The energy transition requires innovation across a number of fields; innovation is required for green steel, green fertilizers, green aluminium, green electricity, green feed stock and round-the-clock renewable energy. Innovation is tied up with our transition to a new world which is climate-friendly and planet-friendly,” he added.
At the event, Science and Technology Minister Singh pointed out that India is committed to a low carbon future and aims to transform the energy landscape of the country by accelerating clean energy innovation.
“We all have collective responsibility to work together for a more secure and sustainable future. The ever-growing challenges of climate change are beyond the control of one country, organization, company, or any individual effort,” he said.
The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) was established in 2009 as a high-level global forum to promote policies and programmes that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy. (KNN Bureau)