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Bangladesh Energy Prosperity 2050 confec begins April 27

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  • 27 April, 2023 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh Energy Prosperity 2050 confec begins April 27

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Bangladesh Energy Prosperity 2050 conference is set to take place from April 27-29, 2023, at the Bangabandhu Military Museum in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

It declared at an online press meet facilitated by the co-organizers and moderated by Ziaul Hoque Mukta of the conference yesterday.

The press meet was co-chaired by co-convenors of the conference organizing committee members, Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, and Hasanul Haq Inu, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee

on the Ministry of Information, and Tanvir Shakil Joy, Chairperson of Climate Parliament Bangladesh.

Representatives of organisers and co-organizers such as Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt (BWGED), Climate Parliament Bangladesh, The Earth Society, ActionAid Bangladesh, Bright Green Energy Foundation (BGEF), CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network), Center for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD), Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Change Initiative, Participatory Research and Action Network (PRAAN), Solis Power & Energy Limited (SPEL) and Waterkeepers Bangladesh, were present at the press meet.

This inclusive, participatory and coherent 3 day conference is expected to have over 250 participants nationally and internationally.  The objective of the conference is to promote dialogue among policymakers, parliamentarians, investors and financiers, energy experts, infrastructure developers, renewable energy promoters, academia, civil society, youths, local communities toward creating a green, clean, and sustainable energy pathway for Bangladesh while also enhancing economic stability, regional cooperation, and integration in alignment with international commitments and national development plans for Bangladesh.

Saber Hossain Chowdhury mentioned, "As global communities face challenges of sustainable development and climate change, it is essential to focus on national and regional cooperation through policy coherence and alignment. Hence, we must focus on science and adopt our policies such as the Integrated Energy and Power Master Plan (IEPMP) so that it fosters growth and development for Bangladesh and meets our required demands and qualify the process for the plan.”

In addition to the opening and closing sessions, the conference will organize two plenary and six parallel sessions under five thematic pillars of Harmonized National Plans on Energy and Power, Energy Mix and Just Transition, Financial & Institutional Arrangements, Bilateral & Multilateral Cooperation and Environmental & Social Issues.

Hasanul Haq Inu mentioned, "Ensuring energy security is a critical concern for Bangladesh as we strive to become an upper middle-income country by 2040. This conference will outline a future roadmap for expanding and transforming our renewable energy capacity into a fully sustainable energy system inclusively aligned with our national policies. Budget allocation is critical to this transformation, and we must focus on allocating the necessary resources to accelerate this transition. Additionally, reducing foreign energy dependency and ensuring national security is necessary for Bangladesh."