India’s participation in World Energy Congress-2024

India showcased its innovative technologies and power generation practices at the 26th World Energy Congress 2024.

India showcased its innovative technologies and power generation practices at the 26th World Energy Congress to be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands from 22 April to 25 April 2024. The Indian Pavilion was jointly inaugurated by Mr. Pankaj Aggarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Government of India and Mrs. Reenat Sandhu, Ambassador of India to the Netherlands.

About Indian Pavilion

Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSUs) under the Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas participated in the Indian Pavilion. These CPSUs collectively presented India’s leadership in the global energy transition.

Purpose of Indian Pavilion

It aims to strengthen India’s commitment to environmental protection on the global stage and become a center for showcasing innovative technologies and power generation practices.

Visit of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands

Rob Jetton, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Climate and Energy Policy of the Netherlands and Dr. Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General and CEO of the World Energy Council visited the India Pavilion at the World Energy Congress on April 22, 2024.

About the 26th World Energy Congress (2024)

  • The 26th World Energy Congress, a four-day congress to mark the centennial of the establishment of the World Energy Council in the world energy sector, marks the 26th World Energy Congress’ leadership on clean and inclusive energy transitions around the world.
  • Theme: ‘Redesigning Energy for People and Planet’
  • This Congress seeks to explore the role of interconnected energy societies in advancing the global energy transition in a world context that is less predictable, more turbulent and rapidly shifting.

World Energy Council About India

  • Established: Year 1923
  • World Energy Council- India is a member country of the World Energy Council (WEC).
  • It is a global body.
  • Its objective is to promote sustainable supply and use of energy.
  • Joined the council in 1924.
  • It functions under the auspices of the Ministry of Power in collaboration with the Ministry of Coal, New and Renewable Energy, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India.

Relations between India and Netherlands

  • Political Relations: India and the Netherlands have strong political relations and share the principles of democracy, human rights and international peace and security. They also cooperate closely at the United Nations and other multilateral fora.
  • Trade and Economic Relations: Netherlands is India’s fourth largest trading partner. Trade and investment cooperation between the two countries is very strong. Many big companies in the Netherlands do business in India.
  • Research and Development Cooperation: Both the countries are carrying out research and development cooperation in areas like innovative technologies, science, health, water and climate change.
  • Energy Cooperation: India and the Netherlands are closely cooperating in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency and green technologies.
  • Education and Training: Student exchanges and cooperation between educational institutions is an important aspect of India-Netherlands relations.

About netherlands

  • The Netherlands is a major country in the European continent. It is located in north-eastern Europe. The North Sea is located on its northern and western borders, Belgium in the south and Germany in the east.
  • Language: Dutch, English, German and French
  • Capital: Amsterdam
  • Currency: Euro

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