SOURCE : Business Today

Natural Resources, Environment, Climate Change Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad announced that Malaysia will host the International Sustainable Energy Summit (6th ISES 2024) to take place next year.

The announcement was made at the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), marking another major step in Malaysia’s ongoing efforts to champion sustainable energy on a global scale.

Organised by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) of Malaysia in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (NRECC), the summit will be held from Aug 20 to 21 next year.

In statement, it said that the summit aims is to serve as a catalyst for transformative dialogue and reinforce Malaysia’s unwavering commitment to a greener future.

Speaking at the soft launch yesterday (Dec 4), Nik Nazmi said innovation will take centre stage in the era of cleaner and more efficient energy solutions.

“I look forward to increased participation from global experts and industries alike for the summit. The 6th ISES 2024 is a testament to Malaysia’s unwavering commitment to achieving a just and systematic energy transition,” he said.

Nik Nazmi also highlighted Malaysia’s role in leading the charge toward sustainable energy and emphasised the timely relevance of the biennial summit in the context of the global push for sustainable and clean energy solutions.

“The summit is vital platform for knowledge exchange, fostering innovation and unlocking new possibilities for sustainable energy solutions.”

Echoing this sentiment, 6th ISES 2024 organising chair and SEDA Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Hamzah Hussin also expressed anticipation for broader participation through regional alliances, building on the success of previous years.

“SEDA Malaysia recognises our crucial role in shaping the future of energy in the country. Through this summit, we aim to cultivate innovative approaches and technologies, steering us towards achieving the ambitious goal of a 70% installed renewable energy capacity mix by 2050,” he said.

Themed “Accelerating Energy Transition Through Innovation”, the summit will showcase groundbreaking sustainable solutions through insightful conferences, extensive exhibitions, technology showcases, trade programmes, and business matching sessions.

These elements will converge to create an immersive experience, positioning the summit as a pivotal event in the global sustainable energy landscape, it added.

“The summit mirrors Malaysia’s dedication to propelling the global energy transition through innovative strategies,” it added.

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