Thu 26-10-2023 12:07 PM
BEIJING, 26th October, 2023 (WAM) — Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, recently spoke with China Daily after the conclusion of the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, which took place from 17th to 18th October.
“There’s been a significant push for renewable energy in Asia, particularly in China,” she observed.
She noted that “China produces over 50% of all solar panels and wind equipment globally. Additionally, most inverted lithium batteries originate from China, eventually reaching various parts of the world.”
Ogunbiyi believes China’s approach to sustainable energy could serve as a blueprint for other developing nations. “Firstly, nations need to assess their policy and regulatory framework. It’s imperative to ensure that the framework is inclusive, promoting both manufacturing and development.”
She also pointed out the current imbalance between demand and supply concerning solar energy products. This suggests that China could further cement its role in advancing global solar energy initiatives.
Commenting on the renewable energy development agreements signed at the BRI forum, Ogunbiyi expressed her optimism. “The participation of numerous developing and emerging economies that view China as a pivotal partner in shaping their green economic future is truly encouraging.”
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