Goa to host 4th Energy Transitions Working Group Meeting of G20


Panaji:The 4th Energy Transition Working Group (ETWG) meeting will be held from July 19-21, 2023 in Goa which will be attended by over 1,500 delegates from G20 countries, special invitee countries and international organisations, a senior official said.

A senior official said that the ETWG was established to address the global challenges of energy transition and sustainability which brings together representatives from G20 countries, international organizations and other stakeholders.

“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,” he said.

He said that the meeting will be held between July 19-21 in Goa which will be attended by more than 1,500 delegates from G20 member countries, special invitees and international organizations like International Energy Agency (IEA), and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) marking a crucial milestone in international efforts to address energy challenges and foster sustainable development.

The official said that the participants for this meeting will include ministers, policymakers, experts, industry leaders, and representatives from civil society organizations, who will gather to deliberate on key energy transition issues and identify actionable strategies.

Nodal officer for G20 in Goa Sanjith Rodrigues said that 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. Delegates will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the unique atmosphere of the city and experience its rich heritage during the meeting,” he said.

Another senior official said that 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.


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