To sign MoU with TERI to work together in domains of renewable energy, allied fields
25th August, Kolkata:
We have made huge strides in technology. However, there has been a tremendous growth in population and increased standards of living. Furthermore, CO2 emissions have increased more than fifteen times to the present day, leading to a direct result of possible devastating changes in the climatic pattern resulting in large-scale loss of habitat and indeed our very existence.
In this context, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organising the ninth edition of its annual Environment and Energy Conclave, which brings together multiple stakeholders in the realm of energy and environment to debate, brainstorm and share knowledge and best practices to delineate the equilibrium between the conventional and renewable mix.
Dignitaries to be present at the inauguration include: Mr. Jonathan T Ward (Principal Commercial Officer, US Consulate Kolkata); Dr. Ajay Mathur (Director General, TERI); Sri Sutirtha Bhattacharya, IAS (CMD, Coal India Ltd.), Shri Anil Razdan, IAS, Former Secretary, Power, Government of India and the inaugural address will be delivered by: Sri Sovandeb Chattopadhyay (Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge, Power & Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Govt. of West Bengal).
“Humankind has made amazing progress. We have made technological and scientific breakthroughs, such as space travel, vaccines for otherwise terminal diseases, and of course, wireless technology. We have prospered as a species and gone beyond previously unreachable boundaries. However, problems related to population growth, deforestation, CO2 emissions, and the like, have created a direct threat to our common future. The Bengal Chamber is committed to working together with policy-makers, think tanks, development agencies and industry leaders to mitigate the effects of climate change,” said Mr. Ambarish Dasgupta, President, The Bengal Chamber.
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) is also extending its support and expertise to work with the Government of West Bengal to combat climate change, and the Conclave will also witness a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Dr. Ajay Mathur (Director General, TERI) and Mr. Deb A Mukherjee (Chairperson, Energy and Environment Committee, BCC&I) will sign the MoU in presence of Shri Sovandeb
Chattopadhyay (Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge, Power & Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Govt. of West Bengal) and Mr. Ambarish Dasgupta (President, The Bengal Chamber).
“The agreement will forge an alliance between the Chamber and TERI to work together in the domains of renewable energy and allied fields,” said Mr. Deb A Mukherjee.
This year, the Conclave will also focus on topics like “India’s Clean Energy Realities Since Paris”, “Generating Cost Effective Power In The Context Of Progressive Technology”, and “How Feasible Is The Renewables Target Of 175 GW By 2022”.