- Citizen’s participation is important to achieve the sustainable goal: Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral
- The three-day Summit will enable platforms to present sustainability solutions through Conference and Exhibition.
- 1st IESSG is Open to all.
Panaji, Date : 02nd February 2023 : Goa witnessed the inauguration of the 1st International Environment & Sustainability Summit Goa 2023 (IESSG) on 2nd February 2023 at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Bambolim, Goa. The International Summit will be held from 02/02/2023 till 04/02/2023 was inaugurated by Shri. Nilesh Cabral, Hon’ble Minister for PWD, Environment and Climate Change – Govt. of Goa, in the distinguished presence of Mr. Arun Kumar Mishra, IAS, Secretary, Environment, Government of Goa, Shri Anirudh Agrawal, Vice Chairman, CII Goa State Council & Managing Director, Agrawal Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Mahesh Patil, Chairman, Goa State Pollution Control Board & Dr. Shamila Monteiro, Member Secretary, Goa State Pollution Control Board on Thursday.
Minister for PWD, Environment and Climate Change Nilesh Cabral said that in order to achieve a sustainable goal, citizen’s participation is important and regretted not getting support from citizens for the solar power scheme, wherein applicants used to get fifty percent subsidy, introduced by him when he was power and environment minister. Cabral was speaking after inaugurating the 1st International Environment and Sustainability Summit Goa (IESSG) 2023 organized by Goa State Pollution Control Board at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Taleigao.
Speaking further, Minister Nilesh Cabral highlighted the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of achieving a sustainable environment and asked stakeholders to ponder upon budgetary provision of Rs 19700 crores made for national green hydrogen mission and Rs 35000 crores for the energy transition.
In his speech , CII Goa State Council vice chairman and Agrawal Renewable Energy managing director Anirudh Agrawal said that the theme of the summit ‘building a sustainable future’ , which is very relevant because of India’s G20 presidency and further said that the foundation for sustainability should be laid at a young age as the same is imperative for future. Agrawal also said that as part of their corporate responsibility , his company invites and encourages students to visit their solar manufacturing plant so that renewable and sustainable energy can be part of their career option and requested the government to introduce renewable and sustainable energy as part of the curriculum.
Environment Secretary Arun Kumar Mishra said that although the topic of sustainable development started in 1948 but Greenland report in 1982 defines sustainable development as when ecology balances the economy and the economy balances ecology without affecting each other. Goa State Pollution Control Board chairman Mahesh Patil delivered an inaugural talk and Goa State Pollution Control Board Member Secretary Shamila Monteiro proposed a vote of thanks.
About the Event : The International Summit will be held from 02/02/2023 till 04/02/2023 at the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Bambolim, Goa. The IESSG is organized by the Goa State Pollution Control Board in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Radeecal Communications, CSIR, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The theme of 1st International Environment & Sustainability Summit Goa 2023 is Building a Sustainable Future which aims to:
- Present sustainability solutions and best practices.
- Sharing of experiences, success stories and innovative ideas.
- Building networks and enhancing the learning experience.
The three-day Summit will provide an enabling platform to present sustainability solutions through Conference and Exhibition. The conference will present captivating deliberations and intellectual insights that inspire innovation, action, and solutions towards a sustainable future. It will deliver a world class line up of thought leaders and practitioners representing the government, industry, and institutions. The exhibition aims to showcase and demonstrate innovation and technological solutions in leading a sustainable tomorrow.
Participants to the conference and exhibition will include representation from industries, ministries, Government departments, academia, financial institutions, civil society, consultants, bilateral/multilateral agencies, research scholars, educational institutions, and many more. Present at the Summit will be Prominent Dignitaries From NEERI: Dr Atul Vaidya, Director, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur; From IIT: B. Dr ShyamAsolekar, Professor, IIT, Bombay and From Various Industries Eminent Speakers like Mr. Sanjay Khare, Vice President Safety & Sustainability Strategy, Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd.; Mr Bikas K Singh, VP & Head of Government Affairs, SAP India ; Mr Hemant Chaudhary, Founder & Manging Director, Circular Economy Alliance, Australia; Mr Naresh Tyagi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd.; Mr Raj Mullick, Controller & Chief Business Performance and Financial Analysis, Reliance Industries Ltd. ; Ms. Tejashree Joshi, Dy General Manager & Head Environment & Sustainability, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. ; Dr. Sukumar Devotta, Professor & Eminence, Chemical Engineering Dept., Anna University & Former Director, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur; Mr. Bhavya Srivastava, National Sales Manager, Environment & Process Monitoring Division, M/s Thermo Fisher scientific ; Mr Rene Van Berkel, UNIDO representative & Head, Regional Office in India and so on. For a Detailed list of Dignitaries, Speakers and Industries, kindly refer to the Agenda Draft.
1st International Environment & Sustainability Summit Goa 2023 along with 6th Envirotech Asia 2023 will bring together large multinationals and small to medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) and stake- holders in the environment protection sector from around the globe to Goa providing their business the ideal platform for acquiring new customers and maintaining good relations with existing ones. Industries, Technocrats and Stakeholders alike will all be able to use this international event to present their latest products and services while establishing valuable contacts and opening up new market potential.
This Conference will be open to all Industries and will boast the distinguished presence of Chairmen, Member Secretaries and Senior Environmental Engineers from various State Pollution Control Boards from across the Country. The concluding ceremony will be held on 04/02/2023 from 02:30pm to 04:00pm in the August presence of Hon. Minister for Environment Forest and Climate Change, Govt of India Shri. Bhupender Yadav, Hon. Minister of State for Envi. Forest and Climate Change, Shri. Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Dr. Pramod Sawant – Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Nilesh Cabral, Hon’ble Minister for Environment and Climate Change – Govt of Goa, Shri. Puneet Kumar Goel IAS, Chief Secretary – Govt. of Goa and several other dignitaries