New Delhi: The ministry of coal (MoC) is to organize a seminar on the ‘just transition roadmap’, in collaboration with Coal India Limited (CIL) under the G20 Presidency of India in Mumbai on May 15. It will be held at the Jio World Convention Centre on sidelines of the 3rd energy transition working group (ETWG) meeting of the G20 Presidency of India.
MoC is one of the participating ministries in the ETWG deliberations of the G20. The first meeting of ETWG was held in Bengaluru in February, and the second in Gandhinagar, Gujarat in April, 2023. The deliberations on energy transition related issues will continue in the 3rd the ETWG meeting in Mumbai from May 15 to 17, a CIL official said.
The seminar on just transition roadmap will have two sessions; i.e., inaugural session, which will be followed by panel discussion session. Coal secretary Amrit Lal Meena will chair and moderate the panel discussion and inaugural sessions. The World Bank and Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) will also deliver presentations on the just transition aspects during the seminar.
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The seminar aims to facilitate an inclusive dialogue among key stakeholders. Recognizing the need for a balanced approach towards sustainability, this seminar will explore strategies and initiatives to ensure a smooth and equitable transition from fossil fuels especially coal-dependent economies to more sustainable energy sources without compromising energy security of the nation.
During the seminar, a video highlighting sustainable & environment-friendly initiatives in coal sector will be showcased. 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 also be released.
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The seminar will provide the right platform for experts from India and abroad to share their insights, experiences and best practices related to just transition. Participants will engage in interactive sessions and panel discussion. It 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.
Link to attend the seminar virtually using the official YouTube Link: https://youtube.com/live/QOB3xd3Xtrk?feature=share