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Pakistan’s participation in the International Forum for Energy Transition 2022 in Beijing, China
International Forum for Energy Transition 2022 was held in Beijing, China on 09 December, with wide participation from across the world. Chinese government was represented by Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng who delivered remarks at the event. Pakistan was represented by Khurram Dastgir Khan, Federal Minister for Energy.
Addressing the Forum, the Federal Minister spoke at length about Pakistan’s vulnerabilities to climate change and enhanced focus on effective climate mitigation and adaptation. He highlighted the government’s priority of transition into clean energy in order to save costs and protect the environment. He briefed the audience on the 10,000 MW solar initiative by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the initial bidding for which will be opened in few months.
Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng underlined the need for efforts to accelerate transition into clean and green energy and highlighted China’s achievements in promoting the green and low-carbon energy transition and addressing global climate change.
Clean energy also remains to be a priority area of China-Pakistan bilateral cooperation including under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).