News Desk: The British Embassy in Tashkent supported the organisation of a conference on renewable energy at the Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent.
The conference “Energy transition as a viable boost for the sustainable economic development” was organised jointly with the Italian Embassy in Tashkent with engagement of Politecnico di Torino, Italy on 15 October, 2021.
This joint initiative of the two embassies is timely and symbolic of Italy and the UK’s joint lead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) which is planned in Glasgow in November, 2021.
The conference opened with a recorded address by David Moran, COP26 Regional Ambassador for Europe, Central Asia, Turkey and Iran. There were online and offline presentations made by leading UK experts in the field, including Professor Stuart Galloway, Deputy Head of Department and Professor of Compact Power Systems, the University of Strathclyde and Botir Gafurov, Managing Director of Juru Energy on “Developing a Bankable Solar PV Project in Uzbekistan: Technical Perspective”.
The event is expected to bring to the attention of the audience a combination of policy analyses and concrete case studies, giving the opportunity to share experiences and views towards the common goals.
In his opening remarks David Moran, COP26 Regional Ambassador for Europe, Central Asia, Turkey and Iran noted:
The UK is considered a world leader in low-carbon energy, underpinned by a firm commitment to delivering a low-carbon economy, having the right policies and drivers in place to encourage deployment and cost reduction, as well as being a global centre for project financing.
We will be happy to help the Uzbek government to meet top managers of the British companies offering a range of services in renewables and professional services.