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Sustainability Outlook partners with CLEAN for India Energy for all Summit 2020

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Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) in partnership with NITI Aayog, Government of India is organising the fourth edition of India Energy for All Summit (IEAS) from 4-5 February 2020 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. There is a serious need to keep the economic growth aligned with climate change commitments. Responsible production and consumption of clean and affordable energy at source therefore needs to be practiced widely and regularly. CLEAN over the years has endeavoured to reach the unserved and the under-served sections of the population by working as a credible and trustworthy platform to develop collaborations and partnerships between the Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE) enterprises and others engaged in energy access in the public and private domains.

IEAS 2020 is the fourth annual flagship edition focussed on highlighting the significance of distributed clean energy. The previous three editions have been successful in bringing together an average of 600+ national and international delegates including DRE enterprises, policy makers, donors, funders and regulatory experts each time. 

This year India Energy for All Summit 2020 aims to accelerate India’s clean energy transition by scaling-up use of decentralised renewable energy and supporting the bid to realise its global commitment on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To achieve which, the Summit will: 

  • Contribute to the Government of India's goal of providing reliable and affordable power for all 
  • Endorse achievement of sustainable development outcomes (like education, livelihoods, healthcare, climate change mitigation etc.) using DRE as a converging point 
  • Collectively scan business and investment opportunities, and suitable policy and financial environments 

IEAS 2020, will be a unique forum that would host reflections on energy access, the linkages with SDGs and the impact that DRE can bring to the rural economy of the country. 

The event is a platform that would facilitate intriguing discussions including themes such as ‘Reaching the unreached’, ‘Powering opportunities in South Asia’ and ‘DRE for climate vulnerable areas’. It would also feature focussed workshops around relevant themes that include ‘Nexus of electricity and Clean Cooking’, ‘DRE - Livelihood workshop’ and ‘Marketing and Communications for enhancing the visibility of DRE enterprises’. Launch activities, featuring technology compendium and report release will also be a key feature of the event. This year, in a first, IEAS 2020 through a two day exhibition, will bring to the forefront, technologies that are proven and that influence multi-sectorial stakeholders and policy makers. The DRE exhibitions will showcase various models of DRE technologies in areas such as agri-tech, textile, food processing, rural mobility, livelihoods, healthcare and education. These interventions developed by CLEAN members will reinforce DRE’s potential to fuel the growth of Indian economy.  

IEAS 2020 is another of CLEANs focussed efforts to reiterate to all the stakeholders that clean and affordable energy is a key ingredient to drive growth in harmony with climate.