Norway India history in the making!
International Climate Summit 2022 was successfully held in Bergen, Norway. What a summit!
What made this summit unique?
In 2014, during a state visit of the Indian President in Norway, a delegation of 40 Indians took part in the visit. During the International Climate summit 2022, there was more than 50+ delegates from India.
Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, attended the International Climate Summit 2022 virtually. He stated that India is focusing on lowering its carbon footprint, cutting energy imports, and using green energy sources. Shri. Nitin Gadkari also praised initiatives and collaborations that will help India realise its potential to become the world’s largest producer of green hydrogen.
CS 2022 was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, The Art of Living Foundation, who noted in his address that Norway and India has always stood for two things – environment and peace.
At the same event, Espen Barth Eide, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway said that the world is facing a climate crisis and there is a greater need for us to go green in every aspect of life. He shared that Norway is aggressive in its pursuit of green hydrogen, a common connection that they share with India. Jan Christain Vestre, Minister of Trade and Industry, Norway, shared that the country is currently scaling up hydrogen production at industrial levels around the world. He added that while the projects undertaken show that Norway can and will push for global development of zero emission solutions, they’ll not do it all alone.
Elisabeth Sæther, State Secretary, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum shared her insights in the Ground-breaking projects for scaling the H2value chain.
The five parallel sessions were hosted by:
The International Climate Summit was held for the first time on 3rd of September 2021 in New Delhi. The summit was organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with Invest India and Innovation Norway as the Country Partner. The participation was overwhelming, including a high level delegation from Norway along with 35,000 participants from around the globe. Several Nobel laureates, Academicians, Policy Makers worldwide attended the summit.
Day 2 – Industry Visits – Get to know how the hydrogen businesses and projects around Bergen are enabling the green transition
About 1 hour from Bergen, at Kollsnes we find the Coast Center Base (CCB) Energy Park. There, ZEG Power is constructing a pilot demonstration plant for blue hydrogen production, and Northern Lights is developing the world’s first open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure. After the visit and lunch, the return to Bergen City will be enriched with stops at the EV fast-charging location operated by Greenstation.
The day ends at Fantoft with presentations from companies offering innovative solutions or technologies.