Energy Efficiency And Conservation Awareness
Three-day int’l confce begins in city tomorrow
A three-day international conference on Energy Efficiency and Conservation Awareness (ICEECA) is going to be held in Dhaka from November 11-13.
The conference aims to establish an effective platform to adopt a holistic approach for confronting the issues at the interface of climate change mitigation through knowledge building.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral resources Nasrul Hamid will inaugurate the conference to be jointly organized by the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) in collaboration with REEEP II and GIZ Sector Network TUEWAS (Transport, Environment, Energy and Water in Asia).
"Experts, policy makers, civil society members and the private sector from local and abroad will take part in the conference to showcase approaches from the region that have brought about a paradigm shift in national awareness raising on energy efficiency," Siddique Zobair, Member of the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA), said while addressing a press conference prior the international summit at a local hotel on Saturday.
Bangladesh set a target to achieve 20 per cent reduction in primary energy consumption per GDP by 2030 through implementing the smart Energy Efficiency and Conservation Master Plan, Zobair said.
"To achieve the target, we want to make a forum for dialogue among all relevant stakeholders and an effective platform for national and international policy discussions to structure and adopt a holistic approach for confronting the issues at the interface of climate change mitigation through knowledge building," he said.
Shafiqul Alam of GIZ, Dr Tawfiq Rahman of SREDA and journalist Arun Karmaker also spoke at the conference.
Siddique Zobair said the government focuses on actions to increase public awareness, to induce behaviour change and to provide education leading to a society that adopts energy efficient technologies and energy savings practices.
"Awareness is the key for an energy-conscious society".