Future to be Driven by Clean Mobility Powered with RE: Dr. Ajay Mathur

The event facilitated the exchange of knowledge and experience and initiated sustainable partnerships in the fields of renewable energy and e-mobility.

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

The future is expected to be driven by clean mobility powered with abundantly available renewable energy (RE), said Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

“If powered by clean energy, electric vehicles (EVs) offer to be one of the most commercially viable clean mobility options for countries at the moment. Unsurprisingly, EVs are being adopted globally as a potential solution to curb emissions, air pollution and tacking concerns related energy security from the transport sector. While many cities have been successfully transitioning to the electric technology, for many other cities, adopting electric mobility has been challenging. The event discussed energy transition and electric mobility which are of interest to both India and Monaco, and it marks an important milestone in the history of India-Monaco relations,” he added.

Dr. Mathur commented on the sidelines of the first international Sustainable Action Dialogue in Monaco, hosted by TERI jointly with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

The event facilitated the exchange of knowledge and experience and initiated sustainable partnerships in the fields of renewable energy and e-mobility.

The dialogue held as a curtain raiser to the 2020 edition of TERI’s flagship event, the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), which will be scheduled between January 29 – 31, 2020, in New Delhi.

Speaking on the Summit, Ankan Banerjee, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India at Paris said, “India is strongly committed to a clean and green planet. We constitute an important global stakeholder in combating climate change and towards promoting renewable energy, especially solar power, across the world. We greatly admire the leadership role taken by His Serene Highness in the cause of protecting our environment – this was in full evidence earlier this year when His Serene Highness visited New Delhi. Renewable energy, electric mobility, environmental protection and the fight against climate change constituted the core of his meetings with our leadership, as also the rest of his engagements. These subjects constitute important pillars of India-Monaco bilateral cooperation”.

“In Monaco, we are privileged to have as Head of State, a great leader who is committed to the protection of environment, clean energy, biodiversity and protection of oceans: HSH Prince Albert II. We have set ourselves very ambitious objectives of reducing greenhouse gases by 50% by 2030 compared to 1990. To achieve this target and set the Principality on a course to carbon neutrality by 2050, the national action plan focuses primarily on the three sectors responsible for the highest greenhouse gas emissions: road transport, waste treatment and energy consumption in buildings. Monaco is pioneering the use of electric vehicles which is now more than 5% of the vehicle fleet registered in Monaco,” said Patrick Medecin, Ambassador of Monaco to India and Japan.

During the summit, both TERI and Messe München India inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will extend the Indian IFAT network to include the second trade technology fair in New Delhi in co-location with WSDS 2020.

Meanwhile, the second international dialogue of WSDS is slated to be held in New York on the sidelines of the UN Climate Summit in September this year.

Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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