4th Energy Transition Working Group meeting begins in Goa

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Panaji: Nearly 100 delegates from G20 member countries, special invitees and several international organizations are participating in the fourth Energy Transitions Working Group meeting that began in Goa on Wednesday.

The meeting which is chaired by Pankaj Agarwal, the ETWG Chair and Secretrary of Union Ministry of Power, is being held in a starred hotel near Panaji.  The ETWG meeting will culminate on Thursday, July 20.

The working group meeting will bring together over hundred delegates from G20 member countries, special invitee countries and several international organizations.

A senior official said that   Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Vivek Bharadwaj, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, and  Amrit Lal Meena, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, are also be part of the meeting.

The official said that there are six priority areas outlined under India’s G20 Presidency. He said that these priority areas reflect India’s focus on various aspects of energy transition and building global cooperation toward sustainable and clean energy development.

He said that the priority areas includes Energy transitions through addressing technology gaps,  Low-cost financing for energy transitions,  Energy security and diversified supply chains, Energy efficiency, industrial low carbon transitions, and responsible consumption,  Fuels for Future and Universal access to clean energy and just, affordable, and inclusive energy transition pathways.

The official said that the discussions in the 4th ETWG meeting in Goa will continue to build on the first three meetings in Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, and Mumbai respectively, to identify and promote best practices, policies, and innovative approaches that support a just and inclusive energy transition.

The official said that the key highlight of the 4th ETWG meeting will be the detailed discussions on the draft Ministerial Communique, which is currently under discussion and will be further firmed up.

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