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Gobeshona 6: Renewable Energy in Climate Mitigation

IDCOL on Renewable Energy in Climate Mitigation: Bangladesh Perspective

Gobeshona 6’s 4th Plenary Session was one on renewable energy in terms of Bangladesh’s needs. The session was hosted by IDCOL.

Mr Mohammed Jabed Emran, Chief Risk Officer IDCOL, promised the following commitments on behalf of IDCOL:

– To mitigate emission by 50% by 2030. And renewable energy mitigation by 2030.

– Domestic biogas and bio fertilization progress.

– Improved cooked stone to save firewood.

– Turn municipal waste into energy.

– Solar energy to run vehicles.

The moderator, Professor Mohammad Tamim, Pro-Vice Chancellor of BRAC University, wanted government attention, policies and said that intention of government is much needed; while ensuring that it does not promote corruption. He said that affordable energy is the first priority. Therefore, getting out of coal utilization is not completely possible. He suggested to import LNG based power which causes the least amount of pollution.

Mr Tajmillur Rahman was the KFW representative. KFW is a German development bank, that has financed Ashugonj power station. KFW invested towards IDCOL by providing solar rooftop, gifted eye solar power project and also solar irrigation pump.

The DOE Representative, talked about renewable energy system and also renewable energy benefits in Bangladesh. 

The following benefits were discussed:

–          Health benefits

–          Socio economic benefits

–          Job opportunities, being created in renewable section

–          Reduced the use of fossil fuel

–          Renewable energy will help to achieve severely SDGS

–          Renewable energy reduce air pollution

The session was a fruitful one in terms of bringing light to the importance of transitioning towards solar-based power sources and other renewable sources.

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