Experts to Discuss Sustainable Energy Sources at Three-Day Mumbai Seminar

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Coal Ministry to Organize Interactive Seminar in Mumbai on “Just Transition Roadmap” As a side Event of 3rd ETWG Meeting under G20 Presidency of India

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New Delhi ,

The Ministry of Coal, in collaboration with Coal India Limited (CIL), is organizing a seminar on the Just Transition Roadmap, to be held in Mumbai on May 15th, 2023. This three-day seminar is a side event of the 3rd ETWG meeting of the G20 Presidency of India and will take place at the Jio World Convention Centre.

The Ministry of Coal is one of the participating ministries in the ETWG deliberations of the G20, and the seminar on the Just Transition Roadmap will have two sessions: the inaugural session and the panel discussion session. The Coal Secretary, Shri Amrit Lal Meena, will chair and moderate both the inaugural and panel discussion sessions.

During the seminar, global experts will debate on sustainable energy sources, exploring strategies and initiatives to ensure a smooth and equitable transition from fossil fuels, especially coal-dependent economies, to more sustainable energy sources without compromising the energy security of the nation. This seminar aims to facilitate an inclusive dialogue among key stakeholders, recognizing the need for a balanced approach towards sustainability.

The World Bank and Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) will also deliver presentations on the Just Transition aspects during the seminar. This seminar will provide the right platform for experts from India and abroad to share their insights, experiences and best practices related to just transition.

Seminar Objectives

The seminar aims to provide a platform for discussion on how to achieve a just transition, ensuring that the benefits and costs of this transition are fairly distributed. This seminar intends to help participants gain a better understanding of the following:

  1. The Just Transition Roadmap: The Just Transition Roadmap aims to ensure that the transition to sustainable energy sources is achieved in a way that is just, fair and equitable, without leaving behind those who are dependent on fossil fuels.
  2. The Importance of Sustainable Energy Sources: The seminar will highlight the importance of sustainable energy sources, and the need to transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy sources, including renewable energy, in order to mitigate climate change.
  3. Strategies for a Smooth Transition: The seminar will explore strategies and initiatives to ensure a smooth and equitable transition from coal-dependent economies to more sustainable energy sources, without compromising energy security.
  4. Best Global Practices: The study report on Best Global Practices for Just Transition in Coal Sector and three booklets on Bio-reclamation/Plantation, Eco-parks/Mine Tourism, and G20 Special Edition of MineTech on Just Transition will be released during the seminar.
  5. Sustainable & Environment-Friendly Initiatives in Coal Sector: A video highlighting Sustainable & Environment-Friendly Initiatives in Coal Sector will be showcased during the seminar.

Seminar Participants

The seminar will witness the presence of dignitaries including government officials, international experts, industry leaders and renowned academicians. The event will encourage robust discussions, knowledge sharing, and collaboration among participants to foster a collective approach towards greener and more sustainable growth.

Conclusion

The Ministry of Coal’s seminar on the Just Transition Roadmap is a significant event that aims to explore strategies and initiatives to ensure a smooth and equitable transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy sources without compromising energy security. The seminar provides a unique platform for experts from India and abroad to share their insights, experiences and best practices related to just transition. The study report on Best Global Practices for Just Transition in Coal Sector and three booklets on Bio-reclamation/Plantation, Eco-parks/Mine Tourism, and G20 Special Edition of MineTech on Just Transition, along with the video highlighting Sustainable & Environment-Friendly Initiatives in Coal Sector, will be valuable resources for those interested in sustainable energy

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