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5-20 contemplates 3-point way forward for sustainable development

In the face of rising concern for climate change the delegates of G-20 member states have met today at Agartala, Tripura to discuss various aspects of climate change and sustainable development.

Three themes considered at the today’s 5-20 conference, a part of G-20, were green hydrogen, energy from ocean and storage of energy, informed Prof. Ashutosh Sharma, President of Indian National Science Academy and former secretary of department of science and technology, Government of India at a press meet soon after the conference.

Addressing the media he said, scientists of 10 countries of G-20 were physically present here today to give their inputs on the issue and other member states have provided their inputs in different forms. He said, G-20 aims to achieve sustainable development goals keeping its major theme i.e. one earth, one family and one future ahead, as this is a global challenge.

Emphasizing on the need for having cleaner energy for greener future Prof. Sharma said that new methods have to be developed to store energy and all G-20 countries have to work together on this goal. Appreciating the kind of culture and handicrafts Tripura has he added that our motto should be to think globally and apply it in local context.

Speaking to the media Prof. Ajoy Sood, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India also referred to the efforts being put in by the Government of India to produce green hydrogen. In that direction the Government of India launched Green Hydrogen Mission worth Rs. 18,000 crore also under the Ministry of Renewable Energy.

Actually the goal behind this mission is to achieve Net zero carbon emission by 2070. Secretary of industries and commerce department, Government of Tripura Abhishek Chandra also spoke on the possibility of exploring partnership to get technology from outside to facilitate industries and innovation in Tripura.

The speakers at the press meet also spoke in favour of producing green hydrogen from biomass in view of the abundance of bamboo resource in Tripura


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