Workshop on Sustainable Energy held

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National Productivity Organisation (NPO-Pakistan) in collaboration with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) Pakistan organised a workshop Friday on projects for "Sustainable Energy Initiatives for Industries in Pakistan" under GEF funding in league with Government of Pakistan.

The Chief Guest Muhammad Basharat Raja, Advisor to Prime Minister said that government supports initiatives carried out by UNIDO and NPO. He said that energy stands at the forefront of the complex and interconnected challenges that define our increasingly global world. He stressed that we should ensure universal access to sustainable energy as this is pre-requisite to achieving sustainable development and driving new models of economic growth.

Alois Posekufa Mhlanga, UNIDO Project Director said that the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG), Ban Ki-moon has declared 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for all. He said that Energy is like a golden thread that connects economic growth, increase social equity and creates an environment that allows the world to thrive.

Khawaja Muhammad Yousuf, CEO-NPO said that NPO through its energy audits has successfully been saving energy cost of various industries to 15 percent and thus this mindset need to be created among masses. He said that energy efficiency is more important than energy generation. He said that UNIDO-NPO partnership has always been in favour due to the aligned mandate of both institutions.

Ms Ghazala Raza who represents GEF Pakistan said that there is a need to seek market environment in which usage of renewable energy is promoted by adopting energy efficient technologies with defined measurements in Pakistani Industries. Muhammad Ali Ghardazi Secretary Climate Change, Kazi Abdul Muktadi Deputy Governor, SBP, Jan V. den Akker UNIDO International Expert, Syed Hasnain Director SBP, Israr Husnain Director SBP, Muhammad Abdullah Chairman IPP Advisory Council, Ms Ghazala Raza GEF Pakistan and Muhammad Matloob Khan UNIDO present there.-PR

Courtesy: B Recorder

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