Under India’s G20 Presidency, the fourth meeting of the Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG) is been convened from July 19 – 20, 2023in the vibrant state of Goa. Apart from G20 members, more than 100 delegates from, special invitees countries and several international organizations are participating in this meeting.Alongside the G20 delegates, Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Vivek Bhardwaj, Secretary ofthe Ministry of Mines, and Amrit Lal Meena, Secretary ofthe Ministry of Coal will also participate in this meeting. Themeeting will focus on the energy transition agenda and drafting the outcome document ahead of the Ministerial meeting which is scheduled to take place in Goa on July 22, 2023.
The two-day meeting is been chaired by Pankaj Agarwal, Chairman, ETWG and Secretary, Ministry of Power. The meeting will focus on the identification of best practices, policies, and innovative approaches by member countries’ representatives that support an equitable and inclusive energy transition. This meeting will witness extensive discussions on the draft Ministerial Communiqué and six priority areas namely, 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 (3F) and Universal access to clean energy and just, affordable, and inclusive energy transition pathways. India’s G20 Presidency is committed to strengthening global cooperation in the clean energy transition.
Alongside the meeting, a side event on ‘Policy Support and Enablers to Accelerate India’s Electric Mobility’ was organized, wherein the Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant, and India’s G20 Sherpa, Amitabh Kant held discussions with the delegates on various aspects of extending policy support to accelerate India’s e-mobility.
Various side events on’Promoting Solar Energy for Universal Energy Access’ and ‘DRE Applications to Achieve SDG 7 Goals’ will take place during this meeting.