This year the G20 meetings are being held under Indian presidency in India. Ministry of Mines is one of the participating ministries in the energy transition working group deliberations under the ongoing G20. The first meeting of ETWG was held in Bengaluru, Karnataka, in February, 2023 and the second ETWG deliberation will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 2nd to 4th April, 2023.
In the upcoming meeting of 2nd ETWG, Secretary, Mines Shri Vivek Bharadwaj will be chairing a session on the issue of “Energy security and diversified supply chains” tomorrow (03.04.2023) along with chairperson, CEA. During this session a presentation on the topic will also be made by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines. The meeting is to deliberate on the feedback from members on discussions held during the 1st ETWG on the issue. The discussions during 2nd ETWG will provide broad framework regarding conclusions for the Indian Presidency on the issue.
During this 2nd ETWG, the Secretary, Ministry of Mines will also be releasing a study report on the topic “Addressing vulnerability in the supply chain of critical minerals through international collaboration”. This study has been commissioned by Ministry of Mines with a view to have an overall picture for the entire globe on the issue.
There will be a side event to further deliberation and to elicit inputs from a larger spectrum on the issue. The side event is scheduled at 14:00 to 16:30 hrs. on 03.04.2023. This side event is being organized by the Ministry of Mines jointly with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and with assistance from ADB and the CEEW as knowledge partner. The topic for the side event is, “Diversifying renewables & critical minerals supply chains to advance energy transition”.
Two panel discussions will also be held in this side event. The first panel will be discussing the topic, “Securing renewable energy supply chains” and the second panel will be discussing the topic “Strengthening the minerals value chain by increasing production and infusing circularity’.