Karnataka Tourism to host First G20 Energy Transition Working Group Meet

The first G20 Energy Transition Working Group (ETWG) meeting under India’s presidency will be held in Bengaluru from 5 – 7 February 2023. The meeting will have over 150 participants including G20 member countries, and nine special invitee guest countries – Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Spain.

In addition, leading international organisations including The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and International Energy Agency (IEA) will be part of the meeting, the statement read.

Senior government officials from the ministries concerned will also participate in the ETWG meeting for which Karnataka is extending all its support and coordination. The first ETWG meeting will focus on areas like energy transition through addressing technology gaps, low-cost financing for energy transition, energy security and diversified supply chains, energy efficiency, industrial low-carbon transitions, responsible consumption, fuels for the future, and universal access to clean and affordable energy. There will also be a high-level international seminar on ‘Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)’.

Karnataka is hosting 14 G20 meetings (11 in Bengaluru, 2 in Hampi, and 1 in Mysuru). This is the highest after Delhi-NCR and the State is honoured to be given this opportunity. During the meetings and the stay of the delegates, the State’s many offerings such as spikes, coffee, silk, handicrafts, handlooms, the Golden Chariot, etc. will be showcased Excursion trips are planned within Bengaluru city as well as for Nandi Hills, Bhoga Nandishwara Temple, Mysuru, and Hampi.

To facilitate the smooth operations of the event, Nodal officers have been appointed for each vertical under the Chief Secretary with all concerned authorities such as Tourism, Kannada & Culture, Police, State Intelligence, Traffic, DPAR, BBMP, BIAL, and respective DCs. The department has ensured all arrangements have been put in place, with our representatives having regular interactions with the various concerned departments such as the Dept. of Economic Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Council for Cultural Research (ICCR), and all concerned G20 coordinators to ensure G20 meetings in Karnataka are world-class and memorable.

Speaking on the occasion of the announcement, Mr. Kapil Mohan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism Department said”It is an honour to the state of Karnataka to host the delegates of the first G20 Energy Transition Working Group (ETWG) meeting under India’s presidency. Karnataka Tourism will be showcasing the state’s rich heritage and culture to the visiting delegates.” We have planned Live Performances of 30-45 minutes for each evening of G20 meetings through an eclectic mix of dances, music, and a cultural exhibition showcasing the state. An excursion to the Pavagada Solar Park is also planned during the delegate’s visit to Bengaluru. Apart from this, a visit to Infosys Crescent Green Campus has also been scheduled.

Dr. V Ram Prasath Manohar, IAS, Director, Tourism Department added“It is an opportunity for Karnataka Tourism and its stakeholders to showcase the best of Karnataka to this prestigious delegation and will help reinforce ‘Brand Karnataka’ as a destination of World-class monuments and heritage, its rich culture and warm hospitality!”

A Karnataka pavilion showcasing Karnataka’s products – silk, coffee, handicrafts, and tourism is also planned at the venue. The event will also display the ‘One District, One Product’ offerings of Karnataka.

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