G20 conference in Ranchi to deliberate on challenges in area of energy


Foreign delegates of G20 major economies will discuss challenges in the area of energy and recommend a future roadmap for cooperation in the field at a conference scheduled in Jharkhands capital Ranchi on March 2 and 3, an official statement said.

“Delegates from all G20 countries will discuss 21st century challenges related to energy materials and devices, solar energy utilisation and photovoltaic technology and materials and processes for green energy at the G20 RIIG Conference on Materials for Sustainable Energy scheduled to take place at Ranchi during 2-3 March 2023,” the statement said on Tuesday.

The conference will elaborate on the critical need for G20 Countries and participating International Organisations (IOs) in the area of energy and recommend a future roadmap for G20 cooperation and is expected to build partnerships and knowledge sharing, it said.

The theme is in line with various Indian and G20 nations thrust on alternative energy sources for a green environment, Union Ministry of Science and Technology said.

“Chaired by Dr Srivari Chandrasekhar, Secretary DST and RIIG Chair and coordinated by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the conference will encompass inaugural, technical and valedictory sessions, a plenary lecture on Strategy towards Low-Carbon Transition Driving India towards Net-Zero and a panel discussion,” the statement said.

About 25 foreign delegates from all G20 countries including EU and International Organisations such as International Solar Alliance, are expected to participate in the conference.

About 35 top subject experts are also expected to participate in the conference as special invitees from various scientific departments/ organisations of Government of India and Indian industry.

Some of the most eminent experts in the subject area will also be sharing their views during the conference.

Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Rahul Sinha told

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