Training Program on “Low Carbon Development and New Energy Vehicles” Kicked Off
by Mariam Raheem
ISLAMABAD, July 6 (Gwadar Pro) – The two-day 2nd Training Program of BTBU-ECOSF Joint Training Center with focus on “Low Carbon Development and New Energy Vehicles” started today.
Three focused areas of low carbon development including renewable and clean energy development, smart and resilient power transmission and distribution grid infrastructure and latest electric mobility practices in the emerging markets, including China were addressed by renowned experts and market leaders in low carbon development technologies from China and Pakistan.
Prof. Dr. Zheng Wenhong, Vice President, Beijing Technological and Business University (BTBU) said in his welcome speech that the Chinese government has incorporated the “dual carbon target” into the outline of China’s 14th five-year Plan this year. China is actively taking action in various fields, and has been actively working with other countries in the world to address the challenges of climate change. China always adheres to the principle of “joint consultation, co-building and sharing”, adheres to the concept of “openness, green and integrity”, and cooperates with relevant countries to promote the construction of a green Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
“At the same time, countries around the world are also facing the crisis and challenges brought about by climate change, actively promote low-carbon development, and hope to learn from China’s development experience in related fields.” Zheng hopes that this program can promote exchanges and cooperation among countries, facilitate the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, and achieve global sustainable development.
Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President of Science Foundation (ECOSF) truly believes that Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) play a critical role in providing policy instruments that are essential to develop strong base of countries in addressing the climate change impacts and boosting socio-economic growth and sustainable development.
He further mentioned that BRI of China commits to foster the industrial development with strong technical cooperation in many fields, including sustainable energy, infrastructure development, emerging technologies, and smart cities or transport etc. To achieve these massive goals, it requires a robust commitment to support science and engineering, including the capacity building and human resource development.
“BRI offers a tremendous potential to spur a new era of trade, economic and industrial growth for countries in Asia and beyond. In order to maximize the benefits of BRI, the participating countries require to develop adequate technological workforce and engage in an alliance for promotion of cross-border cooperation in the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) sectors.” Manzoor highlighted.
It is learned that appreciating the need for skill development and capacity building in key economic sectors, BTBU in collaboration with ECOSF launched a BTBU-ECOSF Joint Training Center on scientific, technological and economic cooperation under BRI in September 2020. The Center has won the financial support of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) Program of International Collaboration Platform for Science and Technology Organizations in Belt and Road countries.